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 2021): Greece
Distribution List
Croatia   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) |||

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

26-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
12-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail