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Sitticus caricis  (Westring, 1861)
≤ 1900   1901-1979   1980-2005   2006 ≤
Description: The female appear uniform red-brown or grey-brown from a distance. A close-up image reveal that the body is dark and rateher densely clothed with fine white or orange-brown hairs. The paired spots typical for the members of this genus are indistinct or absent. The male is smaller and darker than the female otherwise similar. Size: Female 3-4.5 mm; male 2.5-3.5 mm.

Genus: Sitticus Simon, 1901. Characters of genus: Plumb spiders, usually in darkbrown or greyish-black colours. They are characterized by having one or two pairs of white spots on the abdomen made of patches of white hairs. In some species, such as S. caricis, spots are indistinct. Legs IV clearly longer than leg III, with tibia IV about twicw as long as tibia III.

Family: Salticidae Blackwall, 1841 (Jumping spiders). Characters of family: Small to medium-sized, shortlegged spiders easily recognizable by the characteristic eyes arranged in three rows. The anterior row of eyes is situated on a more or less vertical face, the medians being very large, the laterals somewhat smaller and set higher on the head. The second row of eyes consists of two very small, often minute or vestigial eyes set further back on the head. The two eyes of the posterior row are about the same size as the anterior laterals, and are set about halfway back on the carapace at the edges of the head. The anterior medians are highly sophisticated providing acute vision used to leap accurately while moving around as well as capturing prey and escape efforts.
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