Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1884   34 species

Aelurillus cretensis  Azarkina, 2002

Description

Palp brown. Male: femur with dark hairs, and with ventral round swelling. Embolus with massive base and typical tip. Prosoma dark brown, with black eye field. Sternum brown. Chelicerae female: red-brown, males: yellow-brown. Legs brown, with white hairs. Opisthosoma dark brown to brown-grey, dorsally with longitudinal band of white hairs in posterior half. Book lungs yellow-brown to brownish grey. Spinnerets brown.

Body length male: 5.2 mm
Body length female: 6.8 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece (Crete)
Phenology
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Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (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

Schäfer M (2020) Ein Beitrag zur Springspinnenfauna (Araneae: Salticidae) der griechischen Insel Kreta mit der Erstbeschreibung von Pellenes florii sp. nov. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 72-87 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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