Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Heliophanus  C. L. Koch, 1833   43 species

Heliophanus decoratus  L. Koch, 1875

Description
Male

Femoral apophysis strongly bent, accompanied by a small triangular protuberance. Prosoma length: 1.59 mm. Legs yellow. Opisthosoma dark with 2 pairs of white spots.

Female

Epigyne posteriorly with 2 semitransparent lobes. Prosoma length: 1.62 mm.

Additional information

In dry phrygana

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Mediterranean to Iran
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Cyprus   ( no references ) ||| Egypt   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) ||| Italy / Sicily   ( no references ) ||| Libya   ( no references ) ||| Tunisia   ( no references ) |||
References

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

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

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

Logunov D V (2015) Taxonomic-faunistic notes on the jumping spiders of the Mediterranean (Aranei: Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 24: 33-85 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

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

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 15: 133-167

Wesolowska W (1986) A revision of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833 (Aranei: Salticidae). Annls zool Warsz 40: 1-254

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
16-07-2015 Distribution update Detail
16-10-2014 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail
27-08-2013 Datasheet update Detail
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