Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Heliophanus  C. L. Koch, 1833   43 species

Heliophanus encifer  Simon, 1871

Description
Male

Prosoma dark brown or black, with metallic sheen. Sternum brown. Legs brown, tarsi and metatarsi yellow, or only femora brown. Opisthosoma dark brown or black, anterior margin with narrow white band and 1-2 pair(s) of white spots (sometimes absent).

Body length male: 3.2-3.5 mm
Female

Coloration as in males. Legs yellow.

Body length female: 4.8-5.6 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Mediterranean
Figures
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||
References

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 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). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

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

Wesołowska W (1986) A revision of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833 (Aranei: Salticidae). Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 40: 1-254 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
16-10-2014 Datasheet update Detail
16-10-2014 Image insert