Aelurillus v-insignitus

Aelurillus v-insignitus

''Aelurillus v-insignitus'' is a species of jumping spider.
Scary monster Look at this spider! Doesn't it look like it has a skull tatooed on its back?
It might be a Textrix denticulata, but I'm far from certain... Aelurillus v-insignitus,Geotagged,Germany,Macro,Spider,arachnid

Appearance

The male has v-shaped rows of hairs on its head and a pronounced white median stripe on its abdomen. The female is mottled brown. The spider can reach a length of 4–7 millimetres .

Naming

''Insignitus'' is Latin for "signed", because of the white chevron on the back of the male spider, which is in the form of the letter "V". This letter was originally spelled one v above another V, which could also be interpreted as a double V or W, but usually is interpreted as "V".

Distribution

''A. v-insignitus'' occurs in the Palaearctic. It is the only ''Aelurillus'' species that occurs in northwestern Europe.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilySalticidae
GenusAelurillus
SpeciesA. v-insignitus
Photographed in
Germany