Salticidae: Sitticus Simon, 1901

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Males

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- Females

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Bulbus round

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- Bulbus oval or quadrangular

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Tibial apophysis long, projecting, ± bent

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- Tibial apophysis slender, triangular, pointed

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Tibial apophysis bent towards bulbus; embolus twisted around bulbus, its base covered; opisthosoma dorsally without white spots

Sitticus terebratus (Clerck, 1757)

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Tibial apophysis only slightly bent; embolus short and robust; opisthosoma dorsally with a pair of white spots

Sittipub pubescens (Fabricius, 1775)

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Embolus at its base distinctly separated from bulbus

Sittiflor zimmermanni (Simon, 1877)

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- Embolus at its base covered by a white membrane of bulbus

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Sperm duct slightly S-like bent; tibial apophysis broad at its base; femora uniformly dark

Sittiflor floricola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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- Sperm duct strongly S-like bent; tibial apophysis longer and narrower; femora not uniformly dark

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Pedipalps without striking white hairs; pedipalp as fig.

Sittiflor caricis (Westring, 1861)

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- Pedipalps with striking white hairs, mainly on femur and patella

  8  

8
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Prosoma with 3 distinct narrow longitudinal stripes consisting of white hairs; cymbium and bulbus comparatively large; basal half of femora bright; pedipalp as fig.

Sittiflor rupicola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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Prosoma with one bright median longitudinal stripe, the two lateral stripes less distinct, broadened above coxa III, from there often a vague transverse line running to median line; cymbium and bulbus comparatively small

Sittiflor inexpectus (Logunov & Kronestedt, 1997)

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9
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Embolus broad, parallel to bulbal main axis, slightly bent distally

Sittisax dzieduszyckii (L. Koch, 1870)

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- Embolus narrow, diagonal to bulbal main axis

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Tibial apophysis broad, slantingly truncated distally, ending blunt

Sittisax saxicola (C. L. Koch, 1846)

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- Tibial apophysis ending in a pointed tip

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Tibial apophysis broadly triangular, straight

Attulus distinguendus (Simon, 1868)

female

- Tibial apophysis narrower and bent

  12  

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Tibial apophysis long, uniformly bent

Sittilong longipes (Canestrini, 1873)

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- Tibial apophysis shortly triangular, ± distinct tip

  13  

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Pedipalp dorsally unicoloured, with white bristles; pedipalp tibia moderately thickened; pedipalp as fig.

Attulus saltator (O. P.-Cambridge, 1868)

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Pedipalp dorsally with distinctly marked off colour pattern; pedipalp tibia strongly thickened; pedipalp as fig.

Attulus penicillatus (Simon, 1875)

female

14
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Copulatory openings of epigyne not visible from the outside

  15  

- Epigyne with distinctly visible copulatory openings

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Epigyne only consisting of a sclerotised depression with 2 dark spots; vulva simple

Sittipub pubescens (Fabricius, 1775)

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Epigyne is a complexly sclerotised plate; vulva complex, as fig.

Sittisax dzieduszyckii (L. Koch, 1870)

male

16
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Epigyne with distinctly developed groove, with covered copulatory openings at bottom

  17  

- Epigyne without distinct groove, copulatory openings distinct

  20  

17
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Epigynal groove in anterior half of epigyne

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- Epigynal groove in posterior half of epigyne

  24  

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Epigynal groove longer than wide

Sittisax saxicola (C. L. Koch, 1846)

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- Epigynal groove wider than long

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Epigynal groove with 2 openings, connected with posterior epigynal margin by narrow longitudinal depressions

Sittilong longipes (Canestrini, 1873)

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Epigynal groove slit-like

Sitticus terebratus (Clerck, 1757)

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Epigynal groove inversely V-like developed

Sittiflor zimmermanni (Simon, 1877)

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- Epigynal groove roundish heart-shaped (for determination of the following 4 species a vulva preparation is needed)

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Entrance duct leading to anterior end of receptacula seminis, with single twist

Sittiflor floricola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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- Entrance duct leading to middle part of receptacula seminis

  22  

22
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Entrance duct with single twist

Sittiflor caricis (Westring, 1861)

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- Entrance duct stronger convoluted

  23  

23
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Epigyne and vulva as fig.

Sittiflor rupicola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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Epigyne and vulva as fig.

Sittiflor inexpectus (Logunov & Kronestedt, 1997)

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24
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Copulatory openings distinctly separated over 1/2 of epigyne length by narrow elevation

Attulus penicillatus (Simon, 1875)

male

- Different

  25  

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Due to broad elevation in anterior epigynal part 2 small, anteriorly open grooves indicated

Attulus saltator (O. P.-Cambridge, 1868)

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Epigyne and vulva as fig.

Attulus distinguendus (Simon, 1868)

male

Further taxa

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1. Sitticus barsakelmes Logunov & Rakov, 1998