Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1884   34 species

Aelurillus m-nigrum  Kulczyński, 1891


Male palp yellow, white haired, femur with ventral swelling. Prosoma brown, female: black M-shaped pattern connecting eyes, 2 oval, dark brown stripes posteriorly. Male: eye region black with 3 M-shaped extensions. Sternum yellow-brown to dark brown. Chelicerae red-brown. Legs yellow-brown, with dark spots. Opisthosoma female: dorsally with 3 dark brown stripes on light yellow background, dark transverse stripes on bright background posteriorly, ventrally light yellow. Male: dorsally with 5 dark stripes on bright background, median stripes slightly shorter, ventrally yellow-grey. Spinnerets yellow-grey.

Body length male: 4.6 mm
Body length female: 6.3-7.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): South-eastern Europe, Russia (Europe to Central Asia), Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia, China
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Ponomarev A V, Khnykin A S (2013) Spiders (Aranei) of Volgograd sity and its environs. The South of Russia: ecology, development 4: 109-136 pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

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

07-01-2019 Distribution update Detail
24-09-2015 Distribution update Detail