Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Evarcha  Simon, 1902   9 species

Evarcha laetabunda  (C. L. Koch, 1846)


Male palp with strongly sclerotised part of embolus. Tibial apophysis bent laterally, short. Epigyne whose sclerotised part is reduced to a transverse bulge.

Similar to E. michailovi but smaller, with a narrower and near the tip not rounded embolus as well as structure of the tibial apophysis.

Body length male: 4.2-5.2 mm

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

Body length female: 4.2-5.2 mm
Additional information

In warmer shrubbery and grass of forests

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Distribution comment: Caucasus; Belgium deleted (Alderweireldt & Janssen 2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Palearctic
 male  female

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