Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Ballus  C. L. Koch, 1850   5 species

Ballus variegatus  Simon, 1876

Description
Male

Prosoma reddish with black patches around the eyes. Opisthosoma light with darker chromatic patches.

Body length male: 2.9-3.2 mm
Female

Prosoma as in males. Opisthosoma lighter and with less marked chromatic pattern.

Body length female: 3.1 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal to Italy
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Alicata P, Cantarella T (1988) The genus Ballus: A revision of the European taxa described by Simon together with observations on the other species of the genus. Animalia 14: 35-63 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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

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
02-10-2014 Image insert