Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Macaroeris  Wunderlich, 1992   3 species

Macaroeris cata  (Blackwall, 1867)

Description
Male

Prosoma brown, with yellow spots in the middle and laterally, eye region black-brown. Prosoma length: 1.75-2.2 mm. Sternum yellow-brown, with several darker longitudinal stripes. Legs brownish yellow. Opisthosoma dark brown, dorsally with marking in the middle, laterally brighter, ventrally yellow-brown.

Body length male: 3.5-4.5 mm
Female

Prosoma length: 1.95-2.25 mm.

Body length female: 4.5-6 mm
Additional information

Distribution: Fauna Europaea (v2017.1) lists this species as present in Portugal. However, there is no record in the Iberian spider catalogue (v3.1) for this species (see http://www.ennor.org/iberia). Presence in Romania is highly doubtful (Fuhn & Gherasim, 1995), therefore removed.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Madeira, Canary Is., Portugal
Figures
References

Fuhn I E, Gherasim V F (1995) Familia Salticidae. Fauna Romaniei, Arachnida. Bucuresti, Ed Acad Roman 5(5): 1-301

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

Kulczyński W (1899) Arachnoidea opera Rev E Schmitz collecta in insulis Maderianis et in insulis Selvages dictis. Dissert math phys Acad Litt Cracoviensis 36: 320-461

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, accessed on 5.10.2017. doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1992a) Die Spinnen-Fauna der Makaronesischen Inseln: Taxonomie, Ökologie, Biogeographie und Evolution. Beitr Araneol 1: 1-619

Updates
16-07-2017 Distribution update Old value
30-04-2015 Image insert
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