Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Asianellus  Logunov & Heciak, 1996   2 species

Asianellus potanini  (Schenkel, 1963)


Prosoma yellow-brown, with dark "veins", medially and laterally covered with brown hairs, 2 white stripes behind posterior lateral eyes. Prosoma length: 2.88 mm, prosoma width: 2.20 mm. Chelicerae yellow. Sternum yellow to brown. Legs yellow, with brown spots. Tarsi and metatarsus I always darker than remaining segments. Opisthosoma: dorsum with scutum, dark grey, with 2 dark brown longitudinal stripes, venter yellow to grey-yellow.


Generally lighter and paler colouration than in males. Prosoma brown-yellow, eye field brown. Chelicerae yellow-brown. Sternum yellow, with a tinge of grey. Prosoma length: 3.38 mm, prosoma width: 2.40 mm. Legs yellow with brown rings and patches. Opisthosoma: dorsum yellow-grey, longitudinal stripes weakly expressed.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Armenia, Kazakhstan to China
 male  female

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Logunov D V, Hęciak S (1996) Asianellus, a new genus of the subfamily Aelurillinae (Araneae: Salticidae). Ent scand 26: 103-117

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

16-07-2015 Distribution update Old value
16-10-2014 Datasheet update Old value
16-10-2014 Image insert