Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1884   24 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 2018): SE Europe, Russia (Europe to Central Asia), Caucasus, Iran, Central Asia, China

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24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value