Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Asianellus  Logunov & Hęciak, 1996   3 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 2023): Armenia to China
 male  female
Distribution List
Armenia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) |||

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

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

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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