Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Ballus  C. L. Koch, 1850   4 species

Ballus chalybeius  (Walckenaer, 1802)

Description

Embolus at tip of bulbus, convoluted. Epigyne with horseshoe-like sclerotised wall. Prosoma posteriorly covered by opisthosoma, eye region greater than half of visible prosomal part, male: prosoma surface roughly sculptured, shiny metallic. Legs light brown to red-brown. Opisthosoma strongly sclerotised, light brown with dark median band, posteriorly crossed by dark transverse band.

Body length male: 2.7-3.6 mm
Body length female: 3-3.4 mm
Additional information

Small, compact species. On shrubbery of deciduous forests and in leaf litter, mostly at sunny forest edges

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, North Africa to Central Asia
Phenology
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References

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Updates
16-05-2018 Distribution update Old value
30-12-2017 Distribution update Old value
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value