Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Pseudicius  Simon, 1885   11 species

Pseudicius tamaricis  Simon, 1885


Prosoma brown, eye field blackish, prosoma length: 1.70 mm. Leg I robust, tibia I swollen, legs II-IV yellow. Opisthsoma with blackish median streak with 4 transverse branches.


Prosoma brown, covered with white hairs, eye field with central spot and black edges, sides yellow, prosoma length: 1.82 mm. Opisthosoma: dorsum with a pattern of yellow stripes and a black spot in posterior half.

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Distribution comment: Schenkel (1938) published Pseudicius badius from Spain, Machado corrected it to P. tamaricis. Cardoso & Morano (2010) listed the latter name for Spain and Portugal, but is evaluated as doubtful (Carrillo in litt.). See also
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North Africa, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Yemen

Cardoso P, Morano E (2010) The Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 2495: 1-52 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Machado A de B (1941) Araignées nouvelles pour la faune portugaise (II). Mem Est Mus zool Univ Coimbra 117: i-xvi, 1-60

Prószyński J (2003) Salticidae (Araneae) of the Levant. Annls zool Warsz 53: 1-180

Schenkel E (1938) Spinnentiere von der Iberischen Halbinsel, gesammelt von Prof. Dr O. Lundblad, 1935. Ark Zool 30(A24): 1-29

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

27-01-2017 Datasheet update Old value
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