Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1885   35 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 2024): Mediterranean to Turkmenistan
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Azarkina & Logunov, 2006; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Egypt   (El-Hennawy, 2017a) ||| France / Corsica   (Azarkina & Logunov, 2006; Le Peru, 2007) ||| Greece   (Azarkina & Logunov, 2006) ||| Greece / Crete   (Azarkina & Logunov, 2006) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Mannu et al., 2020) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Azarkina & Logunov, 2006) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Azarkina & Logunov, 2006) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a; Coşar et al., 2014) |||

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

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 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

Coşar İ, Danışman T, Yildiran F A B (2014) The jumping spiders' fauna of Kırıkkale Province (Araneae, Salticidae). Serket 14: 83-94 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

El-Hennawy H K (2017a) A list of Egyptian spiders (revised in 2017). Serket 15: 167-183 pdf

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468 pdf

Mannu, R., Pantini, P., Sassu, A., & Verdinelli, M (2020) A multidiversity approach to investigate the impact of mining exploitation on spider diversity in the abandoned mine district of Montevecchio-Ingurtosu (Sardinia, Italy). Environmental Science and Pollution Research 27: 32615-32627 pdf

Metzner H (1999) Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279 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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1995o) Zu Ökologie, Biogeographie, Evolution und Taxonomie einiger Spinnen der Makaronesischen Inseln (Arachnida: Araneae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 4: 385-439 pdf

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