Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Evarcha  Simon, 1902   9 species

Evarcha michailovi  Logunov, 1992


Prosoma brown to dark brown, with two longitudinal stripes composed of white setae. Black around eyes and transverse line of white setae above anterior eye row. Clypeus orange and covered with thin white and orange setae. Sternum and chelicerae orange-brown. Gnathocoxae and labium orange-brown with white tips. Legs brown with yellowish metatarsi and tarsi. Femora and tibiae darker, usually dark brown.

Dorsum either monochromously dark gray or dark gray with markings of a longitudinal black line, two white oval spots on the front line and transverse black lines on the sides. Venter lighter, brown gray. Book-lung covers and spinnerets brownish-gray.

Similar to E. laetabunda but with larger body size, thicker embolus rounded at tip and structure of the tibial apophysis.

Prosoma length 2.08-2.85 mm, width 1.53-2.13 mm; opisthosoma length 1.88-2.75 mm, width 1.25-2.00 mm.

Body length male: 3.96-5.60 mm

Coloration as in male (slightly lighter), except as follows: coxae and basal parts of all femora yellow.

Similar to E. laetabunda but with more heavily sclerotized epigynal plate and different structure of the spermathecae.

Prosoma length 2.38-2.75 mm, width 1.80-2.00 mm; opisthosoma length 3.00-3.13 mm, width 1.50-1.65 mm.

Body length female: 3.38-5.88 mm
Additional information

On shrubs in slope steppes and in glades along edges of mixed forest.

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Distribution comment: Caucasus; Belgium: Alderweireldt & Janssen (2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Macedonia, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia, China
 male  female

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Logunov D V (1992b) The spider family Salticidae (Araneae) from Tuva. II. An annotated check list of species Arthropoda Selecta 1(2): 47-71 pdf

Martin D (2014) Erstnachweis von Evarcha michailovi in Deutschland (Araneae: Salticidae) sowie weitere für Mecklenburg-Vorpommern neue Spinnenarten. Arachnol Mitt 48: 8-12

Otto S (2015) Caucasian Spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus. Version 1.4.3. Internet:

Polchaninova N Y (2012) Assemblages of herb-dwelling spiders (Araneae) of various steppe types in Ukraine and the Central Chernozem region of Russia. Arachnol Mitt 43: 66-78

Polchaninova N Y, Prokopenko E V (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arthropoda Selecta (Suppl.) 2: 1-268

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World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 23.01.2017

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