Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Habrocestum  Simon, 1876   14 species

Habrocestum bovaei  (Lucas, 1846)


Prosoma black, without spots or white lines on dark ground, posterior sides white and bordered by a straight line. Face red, small red spot behind third eye row. Opisthosoma with distinct design.


Prosoma dark red-brown, pars cephalica more blackish. Sternum pale yellow. Opisthosoma yellow, dorsally pale brown with a semicircular, pale strip anteriorly, with two pairs of pale round spots in anterior half, two pale accents between the posterior spots followed by three small horizontal lines.

Body length female: 6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Morocco, Algeria, Spain
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Denis J (1937b) On a collection of spiders from Algeria. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 106: 1027-1060 pdf

Lecigne S (2012) Inventaire aranéologique (Arachnida, Araneae) dans la ville d’Estepona (Malaga, Espagne). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 21: 161-167 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

19-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail
24-07-2015 Image insert
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