Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Heliophanus  C. L. Koch, 1833   38 species

Heliophanus auratus  C. L. Koch, 1835

Description

Male palp with 2 tibial apophyses. Bulbus with right-angled protrusion. Embolus long. Epigynal grooves touching each other median or merging, distinctly distant from posterior margin of epigyne. Prosoma black, shiny metallic, with a few white hairs. Legs light yellow to brown, with black longitudinal stripes. Opisthosoma black, shiny metallic, with a few white hairs.

Body length male: 3.6-4.95 mm
Body length female: 4.0-5.7 mm
Additional information

in low vegetation and on shrubbery, always near water, up to 2100 m in the Alps

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Central Asia, China
Phenology
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References

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Updates
16-10-2014 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value