Salticidae  Blackwall, 1841 / Attulus  Simon, 1889   9 species

Attulus penicillatus  (Simon, 1875)


Palp male: dorsally with distinctly marked off colour pattern, tibia of palpal strongly thickened. Copulatory openings of epigyne distinctly separated by narrow elevation at least over half of length of epigyne. Prosoma red-brown. Legs reddish yellow. Opisthosoma dark, provided with whitish grey hairs.

Body length male: 3.0-4.5 mm
Body length female: 4.4-4.55 mm
Additional information

In warm places on sandy ground

Frequency: Very rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Caucasus, Russia to Kazakhstan, China, Korea, Japan

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24-12-2015 Distribution update Old value