Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Aelurillus  Simon, 1884   24 species

Aelurillus blandus  (Simon, 1871)


Male palp yellow, covered with white hairs. Embolus toothed at the end. Prosoma dark brown, with a typical white central patch dorsally. Sternum brown. Chelicerae orange-brown. Legs brownish yellow. Femur covered with long, white hairs. Opisthosoma uniformly grey-brown, book lungs yellow. Spinnerets yellow-grey.

Prosoma length: 3.2 mm.

Body length male: 4.1-5 mm

Prosoma length: 2.1 mm.

Body length female: 4.1 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Portugal, Spain, Greece (incl. Crete)

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

06-01-2016 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value