Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Ballus  C. L. Koch, 1850   4 species

Ballus armadillo  (Simon, 1871)


Prosoma dark with black patches around the eyes. Leg I with dark femur and tibia, remaining segments and legs II-IV light. Opisthosoma dark with chromatic pattern in posterior part.

Body length male: 2.5-3.0 mm

Prosoma as in males. Legs uniformly light. Opisthosoma with chromatic pattern extending the whole length.

Body length female: 2.9-4.2 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): France (Corsica), Italy

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

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

02-10-2014 Datasheet update Old value
02-10-2014 Image insert