Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Icius  Simon, 1876   8 species

Icius congener  (Simon, 1871)

Description
Male

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
Female

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Western Mediterranean
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Andorra   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

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 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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: 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

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
05-09-2017 Distribution update Detail
28-09-2016 Datasheet update Detail
20-08-2013 Image insert