Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Leptorchestes  Thorell, 1870   4 species

Leptorchestes berolinensis  (C. L. Koch, 1846)

Description
Male

Tibial apophysis pointed, transverse to bulbus. Embolus robust, parallel to longitudinal axis of bulbus. Prosoma dark brown, eye field black. Chelicerae long brownish, promargin with 2 small teeth, retromargin with row of long setae. Legs: Coxa III brown, remaining whitish yellow. Leg I brown, patella and tibia orange, prolaterally with black band. Leg II yellowish, prolaterally with dark streak. Legs III-IV orange, prolaterally with dark streak, femora brown, patellae distally with dark patch. Opisthosoma dark brown, with white stripe along constriction, sometimes anterior part yellowish orange and posterior part dark, venter brown, a large, light trapezoid patch behind epigastric furrow (sometimes absent).

Body length male: 4.8-6.5 mm
Female

Colouration as in males, except ventral patch on opisthosoma larger and behind this patch 2 white longitudinal lines.

Body length female: 5.75-7.1 mm
Additional information

Ant-like species, on sunny tree trunks and fences

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe to Turkmenistan
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References

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Updates
21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
30-10-2014 Datasheet update Old value
30-10-2014 Image insert