Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Synageles  Simon, 1876   9 species

Synageles albotrimaculatus  (Lucas, 1846)


Male palp with 2 tibial apophyses. Tibial apophysis broad and flat, second apophysis pointed, needle-like, between first one and bulbus. Embolus short, thin, slightly bent. Epigyne oval with slight central depression. Vulva with additional glands at the beginning of fertilization ducts. Prosoma dark brown, with spotted eye field, comprising more than anterior half of prosoma. Sternum dark brown, oval. Chelicerae light brown, with one tooth. Leg I robust with slightly swollen tibia, tibia and anterior side of femur dark brown, otherwise leg I yellow, legs II-IV brighter, with partly darker longitudinal stripes. Opisthosoma elongated, almost black, dorsally with 2 bright scuta connected by bright transverse line. Spinnerets bright, grey brown.

Body length male: 1.3-1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.4-1.5 mm
Additional information

In holm oak forest with wisps of grass, location in swamp vegetation in Spain

Frequency: Rare

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, France, Italy, Algeria, Tunisia, Turkey
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Coşar İ, Danışman T, Yildiran F A B (2014) The jumping spiders' fauna of Kırıkkale Province (Araneae, Salticidae). Serket 14: 83-94 pdf

Jiménez-Valverde A, Wesołowska W (2005) Synageles albotrimaculatus (Lucas, 1846) (Araneae, Salticidae), a spider species new to Spain. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 13: 122-124 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

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

27-11-2014 Distribution update Detail
15-04-2013 Distribution update Detail