Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Talavera  Peckham & Peckham, 1909   12 species

Talavera aequipes  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1871)


Male palpal tibia with visible distal margin, rounded. Epigyne round. Vulva with narrow ducts. Prosoma yellow to light brown, with black eye region, eyes of anterior row margined with white scales. Sternum variable, from yellow to yellow-brown striped to completely brown. Legs bright, darkly annulated. Opisthosoma with variable pattern, like sternum. Dorsally brown with bright chevrons, laterally bright. Spinnerets brown.

Body length male: 2.3-2.54 mm
Body length female: 2.25-2.65 mm
Additional information

In grass and low vegetation, mostly in dry, sunny, and also partly sandy regions, Trans-Eurasian in temperate areas

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Turkey, Israel, Caucasus, Iran, Russia to Central Asia, China, Japan
 male  female

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