Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Evarcha  Simon, 1902   11 species

Evarcha jucunda  (Lucas, 1846)

Description
Male

Prosoma dorsally dark brown with white hairs on margin. Eye region black, broad white hair band semicircular from anterior lateral eyes to posterior sloping edge. Opisthosoma dorsally light with very variable dark line- and chevron pattern, always with white-black equatorial band. Palp with slightly different coloured embolus and triangular, pointed apophysis.

Body length male: 5.1-6.3 mm
Female

Colouration as in males. Opisthosoma dorsally light with dark net design anteriorly and posterior dark median chevron pattern, ventrally light with dark median stripe.

Body length female: 5.5-7.4 mm
Additional information

Mainly in bush layer, more rarely on the ground or on trees, Mediterranean species, from lowland up to 1500 m.

Belgium and Germany: introduced with transported fruit from Mediterranean countries; probably not established so far (Alderweierldt 1996, Ludy & Niechoj 2005).

Distribution
  Presence
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Canary Is., Mediterranean. Introduced to Belgium, Germany
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||
References

Alderweireldt M (1996b) Evarcha jucunda (Lucas), nieuw voor de Belgische fauna (Araneae, Salticidae): introductie, zwerver of noordwaartse areaalsuitbreiding. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 11: 79-80 pdf

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Hansen H (2000) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Biologie von Evarcha jucunda (Araneae Salticidae). Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 78: 499-513 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

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

Ludy C, Niechoj R (2005) Erster Nachweis der Springspinne Evarcha jucunda (Araneae: Salticidae) in Deutschland. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 29: 53-54 pdf

Metzner H (1999) Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279 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

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
27-08-2019 Image insert
19-07-2016 Datasheet update Detail
12-07-2016 Distribution update Detail
10-12-2013 Distribution update Detail