Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Heliophanus  C. L. Koch, 1833   38 species

Heliophanus encifer  Simon, 1871


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

Coloration as in males. Legs yellow.

Body length female: 4.8-5.6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Mediterranean

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at pdf

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

16-10-2014 Datasheet update Old value
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