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

Heliophanus creticus  Giltay, 1932


Prosoma dark brown or black, with metallic sheen. Sternum black. Legs brown or black with yellow metatarsi and tarsi. Opisthosoma dark brown or black, covered with dark shiny hairs.

Body length male: 3.5-4.15 mm

Colouration as in males, except legs yellow, opisthosoma in some specimens with 2 pairs of white markings.

Body length female: 4.9-5.4 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece (Crete)
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   ( no references ) |||

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

Metzner H (1999) Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279 pdf

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 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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