Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Icius  Simon, 1876   6 species

Icius congener  (Simon, 1871)


Palp: characteristic apex of bulbus and shape of tibial apophysis. Embolus moderately curved and very small, distal portion of bulb much longer than wide.

Body length male: 3.5 mm

Resembles I. hamatus. Epigyne: With indented posterior margin. The anterior margin is marked in correspondence with the large openings of the copulatory ducts. The canals are straight, parallel, widened at the opening that is in line with the canal.

Body length female: 5.2-6.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Western Mediterranean

Alicata P, Cantarella T (1994) The Euro-mediterranean species of Icius (Araneae, Salticidae): a critical revision and description of two new species. Animalia 20: 111-131

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

Simon E (1937) Les arachnides de France 6 (5). Paris (Roret): 979-1298 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

05-09-2017 Distribution update Old value
28-09-2016 Datasheet update Old value
20-08-2013 Image insert