Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Chalcoscirtus  Bertkau, 1880   11 species

Chalcoscirtus nigritus  (Thorell, 1875)


Palp male: broad. Embolus long and thin. Embolic loop large and round. Chelicerae male: indented medially.

Body length male: 3.2 mm
Body length female: 2.9-4.3 mm
Additional information

In scarcely overgrown xerothermic localities.

Frequency: Rarely found

  No data
Distribution comment: France: M. Cruveillier (pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Central Asia, China
 male  female

Bauchhenss E (1993) Chalcoscirtus nigritus - neu für Mitteleuropa (Araneae: Salticidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 5: 43-47

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 (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2018a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2017 [last updated 2 September 2018], online at

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

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

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

Ponomarev A V, Khnykin A S (2013) Spiders (Aranei) of Volgograd sity and its environs. The South of Russia: ecology, development 4: 109-136

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

20-06-2016 Image insert
20-06-2016 Distribution update Old value
20-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value