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

Ballus rufipes  (Simon, 1868)

Description
Male

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
Female

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.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Turkey, Cyprus, North Africa
Figures
Distribution List
Albania   (no references) ||| Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Hungary   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Luxembourg   (Gerend, 2020) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||
References

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

Gerend R (2020) Lathys stigmatisata (Menge, 1869), Ballus rufipes (Simon, 1868), Synageles hilarulus (C.L. Koch, 1846), Phrurolithus nigrinus (Simon, 1878) and Phycosoma inornatum (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1861): five spiders new to the fauna of Luxembourg (Araneae: Theridiidae, Dyctiniidae [sic], Phrurolithidae, Salticidae) with records of other rare species. Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 122: 211-215 pdf

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 (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

Szűts T, Szinetár C, Samu F, Szita É (2003) Check list of the Hungarian Salticidae with biogeographical notes. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 25: 45-61 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
07-09-2020 Distribution insert Detail
02-12-2018 Distribution update Detail
27-11-2016 Distribution update Detail
12-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail
16-07-2015 Distribution update Detail