Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1884   34 species

Aelurillus luctuosus  (Lucas, 1846)


Hairs brown-red, without stripe pattern. Prosoma dorsally with lateral bands, which lead posteriad along the posterior lateral eyes.

Body length male: 5-6.5 mm

Prosoma dorsally orange-brown with dark brown border. Head plate brown with black eye field. Whole prosoma with light orange hairs infused with brown hairs. Opisthosoma dorsally brown with light dot pattern, which goes medially and ends posteriorly in light chevrons, light orange hairs everywhere.

Body length female: 6.1-8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean to Turkmenistan

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