Saitis barbipes (Simon, 1868)

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Description of Saitis barbipes

Physical Characteristics

Female 5 to 6 mm.
Abdomen light brown to grey-brown with a slightly lighter median band and dark spots along the sides.
Carapace light brown with two dark longitudinal stripes interspersed with light hairs and a dark area around the eyes.
Legs faint light-dark annulated.
Palps light brown.

Male 5 to 6 mm.
Abdomen white-grey in the centre and dark brown along the sides.
Carapacewith a bright orange band on the front that runs down to the posterior eyes. From there it becomes a broad dark brown to black band. On top a large white grey spot. Underneath the anterior eyes also white grey hair.
Legs light colored with dark annulations. Pair of legs III strongly enlarged and almost entirely striking orange to red coloured. The tarsi are contrasting white haired.
Palps light colored with dark annulations.


In and around houses and in open areas on rocks and stone plateaus.


Common in Southern Europe.


All year.