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

Ballus rufipes  (Simon, 1868)


Prosoma dorsally light brown with glossy, grained surface.  Sloping sides and dark eye field with white hairs. Opisthosoma dorsally darker than prosoma, with white hairs, without distinct pattern. Palp with light cymbium.

Body length male: 3.55 mm

Prosoma dorsally dark brown, grained, with white hairs. Clypeus and eye rings with white hairs. Opisthosoma dorsally dark brown, with white hairs.

Body length female: 2.9 mm
Additional information

On the ground and in lower vegetation. Sometimes overwintering in snail shells.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, North Africa

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

Komnenov M (2018) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the floodplains of the Vjosa river, south Albania. Acta ZooBot Austria 155: 197-212 pdf

Logunov D V (2015) Taxonomic-faunistic notes on the jumping spiders of the Mediterranean (Aranei: Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 24: 33-85 pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Szüts T, Szinetar C, Samu F, Szita É (2003) Check list of the Hungarian Salticidae with biogeographical notes. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 25: 45-61

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

02-12-2018 Distribution update Old value
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