Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Evarcha  Simon, 1902   9 species

Evarcha jucunda  (Lucas, 1846)


Prosoma dorsally dark brown with white hairs on margin. Eye region black, broad white hair band semicircular from anterior lateral eyes to posterior sloping edge. Opisthosoma dorsally light with very variable dark line- and chevron pattern, always with white-black equatorial band. Palp with slightly different coloured embolus and triangular, pointed apophysis.

Body length male: 5.1-6.3 mm

Colouration as in males. Opisthosoma dorsally light with dark net design anteriorly and posterior dark median chevron pattern, ventrally light with dark median stripe.

Body length female: 5.5-7.4 mm
Additional information

Mainly in bush layer, more rarely on the ground or on trees, Mediterranean species, from lowland up to 1500 m.

Belgium and Germany: introduced with transported fruit from Mediterranean countries; probably not established so far (Alderweierldt 1996, Ludy & Niechoj 2005).

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Mediterranean, introduced in Belgium and Germany
 male  female

Alderweierldt M (1996b) Evarcha jucunda (Lucas), nieuw voor de Belgische fauna (Araneae, Salticidae): introductie, zwerver of noordwaartse areaalsuitbreiding. Nwsbr Belg Arachnol Ver 11: 79-80

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Deltshev C, Vrenosi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – Faunistic and Zoogeographical Review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta zool bulg 63: 125-144

Hansen H (2000) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Biologie von Evarcha jucunda (Araneae Salticidae). Mem Soc Entomol Ital 78 (2): 499-513

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91

Ludy C, Niechoj R (2005) Erster Nachweis der Springspinne Evarcha jucunda (Araneae: Salticidae) in Deutschland. Arachnol Mitt 29: 53-54

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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

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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

19-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value
12-07-2016 Distribution update Old value
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value