Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1885   34 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
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Distribution comment: Records from the Iberian Peninsula, Italy (mainland) and Sicily are probably misidentified (A. luctuosus), see Azarkina & Logunov (2006: 244) and Pantini & Isaia (2019). Not listed for the Iberian Peninsula by Cardoso & Morano (2010) and by Branco et al. (2019).
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Mediterranean
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017; Dandria et al., 2005) ||| Portugal  Removed (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain  Removed (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Azarkina G N, Logunov S V (2006) Taxonomic notes on nine Aelurillus species of the western Mediterranean (Araneae: Salticidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 13: 233-248 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

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

Cardoso P, Morano E (2010) The Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 2495: 1-52 pdf

Dandria D, Falzon V, Henwood J (2005) The current knowledge of the spider fauna of the Maltese Islands with the addition of some new records (Arachnida: Araneae). The Central Mediterranean Naturalist 4: 121-129 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

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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