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Pseudeuophrys erratica (Walckenaer, 1826)

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Description of Pseudeuophrys erratica (Black-palped jumper)

Physical Characteristics

Resembles Pseudeuophrys lanigera.
Female 4 to 5 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with a pattern of light hairs and light bands at the rear.
Carapace dark brown to black with a light median band which becomes wider towards the eyes and from there it covers the entire top of the head. Light hairs along the sides.
Legs light-dark annulated.
Palps which almost white hairs.

Male approximately 4 mm.
Basic colour a lot darker than in females. The light markings on the abdomen and carapace are partly almost white. Legs clearly annulated and first pair of legs almost entirely black. Palps white on top and black at the ends.

Habitat

On walls and rocky places or forest edges on the bark of trees.

Distribution

Occurs in the whole of Europe, but not very common.

Period

Spring to autumn.