Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Leptorchestes  Thorell, 1870   4 species

Leptorchestes mutilloides  (Lucas, 1846)


Prosoma dunkelbraun, ocular area black. Prosoma length: 1.9-2.4 mm. Chelicerae long, brown-orange, promargin with 2 teeth, retromargin only with a row og long setae. Sternum brown. Leg I: brown, patella and tibia prolaterally with narrow dark streak. Leg II: yellowish-orange, prolaterally with narrow dark streak. Leg III: yellowish whitish, femora brown, remaining segments prolaterally with narrow dark streak. Leg IV brown. Opisthosoma dark brown or black, white line along constriction, venter brown.

Body length male: 3.7 mm

Prosoma brownish, shiny. Prosomalänge: 2.05 mm. Chelicerae brown. Sternum grey-brown. Leg I: coxa yellow, femur brown and yellow, patella and tibia yellow, with prolateral brown line, metatarsus and tarsus yellow. Leg II: yellow, with prolateral brown line on all segements. Leg III: coxa and femur brown, patella and tibia yellow, with prolateral brown line, metatarsus and tarsus yellow. Leg IV: Coxa, patella and metatarsus yellow, femur and tibia brown, tarsus yellow. Opisthosoma grey-brown, white line along constriction.

Body length female: 5.6-6.4 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Southern Europe, Algeria

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30-10-2014 Datasheet update Old value
30-10-2014 Image insert