Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Heliophanus  C. L. Koch, 1833   39 species

Heliophanus rufithorax  Simon, 1868


Prosoma light brown, eyes surrounded with black. Opisthosoma light brown. Sternum light brown or yellow. Legs brown. Palp: femoral apophysis bifurcated, embolus short.

Body length male: 3.75 mm

Colouration as in males. Sometimes opisthosoma with dorsal pair of lighter marks near posterior margin. Legs yellow. Epigyne oval, with one depression, sometimes plugged with waxy secretion.

Body length female: 4.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Southern Europe to Central Asia

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Wesolowska W (1986) A revision of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833 (Aranei: Salticidae). Annls zool Warsz 40: 1-254

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

19-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value
16-10-2014 Image insert
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value