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

Heliophanus mordax  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma length: 2.13 mm, prosoma width: 1.50 mm. Prosoma dark brown, ocular area black. Sternum maxillae and chelicerae brown. Legs brown, metatarsi and tarsi yellow. Opisthosoma black.

Body length male: 3.5-4 mm

Prosoma length: 2.30 mm, prosoma width: 1.70 mm. Colouration as in males but lighter. Opisthosoma grey and legs yellow.

Body length female: 4.6-6.7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Greece to Central Asia
 male  female

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16-07-2015 Distribution update Old value
16-10-2014 Image insert