Provisionally key to the Salticidae of southern Europe


::: Habitus :::

Habitus in general
beetle-like
(habitus sturdy, like a beetle)
ant-like
(habitus small, elongated like an ant)
normal
(habitus like a "normal spider" )
Habitus coloration
zebra like
(dark with white horizontal stripes)
dark & bright
(dark with bright vertical stripes or vice versa)
Spots on OS
(dark, OS with bright spots )
orange or red
(OS orange or red)
dark
(PS and OS generally dark, sometimes spots or stripes on the OS)

::: Prosoma :::

Cheliceral teeth
nullidentat
(no tooth on the retromarginal border of the chelicera )
unidentat
(only one tooth on the retromarginal border of the chelicera )
pluridentat
(more than one tooth on the retromarginal border of the chelicera )
fissidentati
(fusioned tooth or teeth on the retromarginal border of the chelicera )
Labium
longer than widewider than long
Sternum
length : width < 2 : 1length : width > 2 : 1
border Sternum : Labium
Sternum < LabiumSternum = LabiumSternum > Labium
Frontal eye row
dorsal edge straightdorsal edge procurvedorsal edge recurve
Diameter VMA : height Clypeus
> 2:1<2:1
VMA
separatedtogether
VLA
separated from VMAtogether with VMA
HLA <|=|> VLA
HLA < VLAHLA = VLAHLA > VLA

::: Opistosoma :::

Scutum
dorsal or ventral scleroticed plate
surface
shiny, hairless
(only with some bristles, no flat and broad hairs)

::: Legs :::

Stridulatory spines on Femur I
present
(Spines on the inner side of Femur I and below lateral eye row )
Length legs male
1-2-3-41-2-4-31-3-4-21-4-3-21-4-2-33-4-1-24-1-3-24-3-1-2
Length legs female
1-4-3-23-1-4-23-4-1-24-1-2-34-1-3-24-3-1-2
MT- spine rows leg III
01234
MT-Spine rows leg IV
01234
scopula hairs
enlarged I & II
(at least half of tarsus ventrally with scopula hairs)
enlarged I
(at least half of tarsus ventrally with scopula hairs)
tarsal claws leg I
without teethwith short teethwith long teeth

::: Pedipalpus :::

Femoralapophysis
present
(Femur with apophysis)
Bulbus
with apophysisroundedelongated
Embolus
wrapped < 1 around bulbus
(Embolus long, wrapped with less than 1 repeat round bulbus )
wrapped > 1 around bulbus
(Embolus long, wrapped with more than 1 repeat round bulbus )
circular curved
(Embolus apical at bulbus, circular curved )
short chisel-like
(visible part of Embolus distal at bulbus, short or long, tip often like an chisel)
counterclockwise
(Embolus distal bent left counterclockwise)
retrolateral Tibialapophysis
absent

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