Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Leptorchestes  Thorell, 1870   5 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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Southern Europe, Algeria
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at pdf

Logunov D V (2004b) Notes on the collection of Salticidae (Araneae) from the Museum of Natural History 'Enrico Gaffi' in Bergamo, Italy. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 9: 271-275 pdf

Metzner H (1999) Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Wesołowska W, Szeremeta M (2001) A revision of the ant-like salticid genera Enoplomischus Giltay, 1931, Kima Peckham & Peckham, 1902 and Leptorchestes Thorell, 1870 (Araneae: Salticidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 32: 217-240 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

30-10-2014 Datasheet update Detail
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