Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Marusyllus  Prószyński, 2016   3 species

Marusyllus auspex  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1885)


Prosoma red-brown, covered with white scale hairs, eyes surrounded with black. Clypeus yellow. Sternum brown, covered with white hairs. Chelicerae brownish. Legs yellow, femora brownish, patellae, tibiae and metatarsi with brown rings and spots. Metatarsi and Tarsi I ventrally with patch of dense black hairs. Opisthosoma: dorsum and sides grey brown, venter yellow. Spinnerets yellow.


Colouration somewhat lighter than in males. Clypeus and anterior part chelicerae densely covered with white hairs. Legs almost completely yellow, tarsi and metatarsi without black ventral hairs.

  No data
Distribution comment: Occurrence in the Caucasus needs to be verified (Otto, 2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Pakistan, Mongolia, China
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) |||

Logunov D V, Marusik YM (2003) A revision of the genus Yllenus Simon, 1868 (Arachnida, Araneae, Salticidae). KMK Scientific Press Moscow, 168 pp pdf

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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf