Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1884   24 species

Aelurillus monardi  (Lucas, 1846)


Resembles A. luctuosus. Prosoma with three narrow vertical lines above eyes of the first row. Less contrasting palpal patella and tibia. Legs yellow, femora with dorsal black longitudinal stripe. Opisthosoma grey-yellow with dark brown dorsum and white longitudinal median stripe.

Prosoma length: 2.7 mm, prosoma width: 1.9 mm.

Body length male: 4.2-4.8 mm

Strongly resembles A. luctuosus.

Body length female: 6.4-6.8 mm
Additional information

Records from the Iberian Peninsula, Italy (mainland) and Sicily are probably misidentified (A. luctuosus), see Azarkina & Logunov (2006: 244) and Pantini & Isaia (2015: 49).

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean

Azarkina G N, Logunov S V (2006) Taxonomic notes on nine Aelurillus species of the western Mediterranean (Araneae: Salticidae). Bull Br arachnol Soc 13: 233-248

Cantarella T (1982) Salticidae (Araneae) delle Isole Maltesi. Animalia 9: 239-252

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

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

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

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

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