Menemerus semilimbatus

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Menemerus semilimbatus
Araneidae - Menemerus semilimbatus.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Subfamily: Salticinae
Genus: Menemerus
M. semilimbatus
Binomial name
Menemerus semilimbatus
Hahn, 1829
  • Salticus intentus Blackwall, 1870
  • Menemerus heydenii Simon, 1868
  • Menemerus vigoratus Simon, 1868
  • Salticus mauritanicus Lucas, 1846
  • Euophrys vigorata Koch C.L., 1846
  • Attus agilis Walckenaer, 1841
  • Attus semilimbatus Hahn, 1827

Menemerus semilimbatus is a spider in the family Salticidae.[1]


Menemerus semilimbatus are about 6.5–8.4 millimetres (0.26–0.33 in) long, the male being slightly smaller than the female. These fairly big jumping spiders are dorso-ventrally flattened and are covered with short dense, grayish-white hairs, with hairy whitish palps and a white band on the side margins of the carapace, showing also a small white, triangular marking in the middle. The eyes are large and forward-facing. The legs are light brown with darker rings and patches, while the abdomen is dorsally yellowish or grayish, with a characteristic pattern of several bright V-shaped markings. The females show a notch at the posterior edge of the epigyne and two oval depressions in the anterior half.[2][3]


Menemerus semilimbatus is a Mediterranean species widely distributed in Europe, southern Asia and in Africa. In the Americas, it has been reported for Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and USA.[2][3][4]


These spiders are synanthropic living in gardens and inside and on the outside of houses.[2] It is usually found on the walls of buildings where it stalks its prey.[5]


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