Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Neaetha  Simon, 1884   6 species

Neaetha membrosa  (Simon, 1868)

Description

Prosoma dorsally orange to dark brown with light orange scale hairs, laterally with white hairs and black margin. Eyes black margined, haired light orange. Sternum dark brown, brighter medially, with long white hairs. Opisthosoma dorsally black with beige spots and chevrons.

Body length male: 3-3.7 mm
Body length female: 4.3-4.65 mm
Additional information

On gravel banks, on beaches, in dry meadows.

Note: After Logunov (2015) and Lecigne (2016) the female of N. membrosa shown by Metzner (1999) is a misidentified N. absheronica. The male shown by Metzner (1999) sub N. membrosa could also belong to N. absheronica (needs to be verified).

Distribution
  Presence
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Western Mediterranean to Germany
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   (Vrenozi & Jäger, 2012) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||
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

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

Hänggi A, Stäubli A, Heer X, Trivellone V, Pollini Paltrinieri L, Moretti M (2014) Eleven new spider species (Arachnida: Araneae) for Switzerland discovered in vineyards in Ticino - What are possible reasons? Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 87: 215-228 pdf

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

Lecigne S (2016c) Contribution à la connaissance de l'aranéofaune (Araneae) de Crète (Grèce) et description de la femelle inconnue de Neaetha absheronica Logunov & Guseinov, 2002 (Salticidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 30: 95-118 pdf

Logunov D V (1996c) Taxonomic remarks on the genera Neaetha Simon, 1884 and Cembalea Wesolowska, 1993 (Araneae: Salticidae). Genus 7: 515-532 pdf

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, Guseinov E F (2002) Faunistic review of the jumping spiders of Azerbaijan (Aranei: Salticidae), with additional faunistic records from neighbouring Caucasian countries. Arthropoda Selecta 10: 243-260 pdf

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

Noflatscher M-T (1993) Beiträge zur Spinnenfauna Südtirols - IV: Epigäische Spinnen am Vinschgauer Sonnenberg. Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 80: 273-294 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

Schäfer M, Klimsa E (2017) Ein Beitrag zur Springspinnenfauna Spaniens mit drei Erstnachweisen für die Balearen (Araneae, Salticidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 53: 62-66 pdf

Vrenozi B, Jäger P (2012) A faunistic study on ground-dwelling spiders (Araneae) in the Tirana district, Albania. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 44: 81-87 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
04-04-2017 Image insert
05-01-2015 Distribution update Detail
10-03-2014 Image insert
16-10-2013 Distribution update Detail