Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Ballus  C. L. Koch, 1850   5 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 2021): France (Corsica), Italy
Distribution List
Croatia   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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