Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Evarcha  Simon, 1902   11 species

Evarcha michailovi  Logunov, 1992


Prosoma brown to dark brown, with two longitudinal stripes composed of white setae. Black around eyes and transverse line of white setae above anterior eye row. Clypeus orange and covered with thin white and orange setae. Sternum and chelicerae orange-brown. Gnathocoxae and labium orange-brown with white tips. Legs brown with yellowish metatarsi and tarsi. Femora and tibiae darker, usually dark brown.

Dorsum either monochromously dark gray or dark gray with markings of a longitudinal black line, two white oval spots on the front line and transverse black lines on the sides. Venter lighter, brown gray. Book-lung covers and spinnerets brownish-gray.

Similar to E. laetabunda but with larger body size, thicker embolus rounded at tip and structure of the tibial apophysis.

Prosoma length 2.08-2.85 mm, width 1.53-2.13 mm; opisthosoma length 1.88-2.75 mm, width 1.25-2.00 mm.

Body length male: 3.96-5.60 mm

Colouration as in male (slightly lighter), except as follows: coxae and basal parts of all femora yellow.

Similar to E. laetabunda but with more heavily sclerotized epigynal plate and different structure of the spermathecae.

Prosoma length 2.38-2.75 mm, width 1.80-2.00 mm; opisthosoma length 3.00-3.13 mm, width 1.50-1.65 mm.

Body length female: 3.38-5.88 mm
Additional information

On shrubs in slope steppes and in glades along edges of mixed forest.

Record of E. laetabunda by Coşar & Varol (2016) belongs to E. michailovi.

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Europe, Turkey, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, China
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Belgium   (Alderweireldt & Janssen, 2017; Bosmans & Van Keer, 2017) ||| France   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Ponomarev & Komarov, 2015; Otto, 2022) ||| Germany   (Martin, 2014) ||| Greece   (van Helsdingen et al., 2018) ||| Italy   (IJland & van Helsdingen, 2019) ||| Netherlands   (Vogels et al., 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Russia, Central   (Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019; Barrientos et al., 2015b) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Yağmur et al., 2009; Coşar & Varol, 2016) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019; Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2013; Polchaninova, 2012) |||

Alderweireldt M, Janssen M (2017) The occurrence of Evarcha michaelovi [sic] Logunov, 1992 in Belgium, replacing Evarcha laetabunda (C.L. Koch, 1846) on the Belgian spider checklist. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 31(3, 2016): 115-118 pdf

Barrientos J A, Uribarri I, García-Sarrión R (2015b) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) del Turó de l'Home (Parc Natural del Montseny, Cataluña, España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 27: 61-74 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer K (2017) Een herziene soortenlijst van de Belgische spinnen (Araneae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 32: 39-69 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Coşar İ, Varol M İ (2016) Six new records for the spider fauna of Turkey (Araneae: Salticidae) Turkish Journal of Entomology 40: 157-163 pdf

Helsdingen P J van, IJland S, Komnenov M (2018) Inventory of the spiders (Araneae) of the border region of northern Greece with Albania and FYR Macedonia. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 37: 5-23 pdf

IJland S, Helsdingen P J van (2019) Update on the spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Calabria, Italy. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 38: 8-21 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Ledoux J C, Emerit M, Pinault G (1996) (unpublished). Les araignées et opilions de Nohèdes (Pyrénées Orientales). former link: pdf

Logunov D V (1992b) The spider family Salticidae (Araneae) from Tuva. II. An annotated check list of species Arthropoda Selecta 1(2): 47-71 pdf

Martin D (2014) Erstnachweis von Evarcha michailovi in Deutschland (Araneae: Salticidae) sowie weitere für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern neue Spinnenarten. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 48: 8-12 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Polchaninova N Y (2012) Assemblages of herb-dwelling spiders (Araneae) of various steppe types in Ukraine and the Central Chernozem region of Russia. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 43: 66-78 pdf

Polchaninova N Y, Prokopenko E V (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arthropoda Selecta (Suppl.) 2: 1-268 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Ponomarev A V, Komarov Y E (2015) Spiders (Aranei) of the Republic of South Ossetia. The South of Russia: ecology, development 10: 116-147 pdf

Vogels J, Koomen P, Tutelaers P, IJland S (2019) The jumping spider Evarcha michailovi new for the Netherlands: habitat description and identification key of all Dutch Evarcha species. Entomologische Berichten 79: 217-229 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Yağmur E A, Kunt K B, Ulupinar E (2009) A new species for the araneofauna of Turkey, Evarcha michailovi Logunov, 1992 (Araneae: Salticidae). Munis Entomology and Zoology 4: 230-232 pdf

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