Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Habrocestum  Simon, 1876   10 species

Habrocestum papilionaceum  (L. Koch, 1867)


Prosoma dorsally dark rusty brown, head plate black. White trapezoidal hair spot between anterior median eyes. Posterior median band of white hairs. Opisthosoma dorsally grey with dense black hairs. White equatorial stain in anterior third, broad white "T" in posterior third. Palp yellow-brown, femur and patella with conspicuous white hair flag, cymbium with black hairs.

Body length male: 5.3-6.5 mm

Colouration as in males. Prosoma additionally all sloping sides with white hairs.

Body length female: 6.7-7.45 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Greece, Turkey

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2018 [last updated 1 January 2019], online at

Demircan N, Topçu A (2016) First records for spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 15: 85-91 pdf

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

Vrenozi B, Jäger P (2012) A faunistic study on ground-dwelling spiders (Araneae) in the Tirana district, Albania. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 44: 81-87

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

16-05-2018 Distribution update Old value
19-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value