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

Talavera monticola  (Kulczyński, 1884)


Male palp with brown tegulum. Cymbium yellow, with white hairs. Embolus robust, ventrally bent. Epigyne variable. Prosoma light brown, eye region darker, clypeus white haired. Sternum brown. Chelicerae yellow, tinged with brown. Legs light brown, with annulations. Femur bluish brown. Opisthosoma brown with chevrons and spots. Spinnerets brown.

Body length male: 2.25-2.42 mm
Body length female: 2.4-2.87 mm
Additional information

(sub)alpine, in meadows, scree and heathland with small bushes

Frequency: Very rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Central, Southern Europe

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11-10-2017 Image insert
27-11-2016 Distribution update Old value