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Sitticus rupicola (C. L. Koch, 1837)

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Description of Sitticus rupicola

Physical Characteristics

Strongly resembles Sitticus floricola.

Female 5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen brownish with two large and two small dark-fringed white spots and a broad white point before the spinnerets.
Carapace with a thin white band along the underside that becomes backwards slightly wider and an extremely thin white median band on top.
Legs brown with white annulated.
Palps light brown with white bristles.

Male 4 to 5 mm.
Abdomen darker than the female, but with the same white markings and faint white V-shaped stripes backwards.
Carapace also darker than the female with the same white markings. The white median band is more distinct here. Also a white band above the eyes.
Legs brown with white annulated.
Palps dark with white hairs on top.

Habitat

In mountainous areas on rocks and stones. Mainly at an altitude of 700 to 2,000 meters.

Distribution

Mainly in the Alps.

Period

Summer. Possibly also the rest of the year.