Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1884   34 species

Aelurillus steinmetzi  Metzner, 1999


Resembles A. v-insignitus. Prosoma dorsally dark brown with black margin and yellow-white hairs. Head plate anteriorly with light orange hairs, followed by two parallel v-shaped hair bands, which are discontinuously elongated posteriad. Opisthosoma dorsally with brown-black hairs, medially with broad silverwhite-grey longitudinal band, which is strongly depressed in the posterior half of the opisthosoma. Palp: conductor diverging from embolus in v-shape, narrow in ventral view, distally slightly winding.

Body length male: 3.7-4.7 mm

Resembles A. v-insignitus. Prosoma dorsally dark brown. Head plate black with light grey-yellow hairs. Opisthosoma dorsally dark brown and with silverwhite-grey and brown hairs. Epigyne characteristic.

Body length female: 7.6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Greece

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

Kranjčev R (2012) [Jumping spider fauna (Araneae: Salticidae) of Paklenica National Park, Republic of Croatia]. Entomologia Croatica 16: 105-114 pdf

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

26-05-2018 Distribution update Old value
12-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value