Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1885   34 species

Aelurillus leipoldae  (Metzner, 1999)

Description

Palp yellow-brown to brown, covered with white hairs. Male palpal femur with ventral swelling. Prosoma female: dark brown with yellow-brown hairs. Male: yellow-brown with dark eye field and one pair of white longitudinal stripes, eyes margined with orange hairs. Sternum brown to brownish yellow. Chelicerae yellow-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma female: orange-yellow-brown. Male: grey-brown with one pair of brown longitudinal stripes. Book-lungs yellowish grey in both sexes. Spinnerets brown.

Body length male: 4.35-5 mm
Body length female: 6.4 mm
Distribution
  Presence
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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece (Crete)
Phenology
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Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (Metzner, 1999; Azarkina, 2002; Bosmans et al., 2013) |||
References

Azarkina G N (2002) New and poorly known species of the genus Aelurillus Simon, 1884 from central Asia, Asia Minor and the eastern Mediterranean (Araneae: Salticidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12: 249-263 pdf

Azarkina G N, Komnenov M (2015) Descriptions of two new species of Aelurillus Simon, 1884 (Araneae, Salticidae) from the Mediterranean, with the synonymization of A. steliosi Dobroruka, 2002. ZooKeys 516: 109-122 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

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

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

Updates
01-12-2022 Distribution update Detail
04-09-2015 Image insert