Sitticus (floricola group) floricola (Koch C.L., 1837)
State of knowledge: Accepted


groups of supergroups of genera: pending; supergroups of genera : Amycoida; groups of genera: SITTICINES;

Comments: Closely related N American populatios are either a subspecies or species (S. palustris), finding out their status require biological experiments. Only selected references are quoted

Distribution: Asia; Russia: Siberia: Tuva; Europe; Austria; Belgium; Belorussia; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Great Britain; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia: Ural; Slovakia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine: Crimea, Left Bank; Eurosiberian.
Comment: in Poland occurs in humid meadows and on water shores, build retreats in bent tops of grasses or Juncus

Important publication(s)
Prószyński J. 2003b Salticidae (Aranae) of the World. Ver. 1995-2006 [yearly instalment for 2003, see current version 2012]. http://www.miiz.waw.pl/salticid/main.htm (CLICK HERE), illustrations (CLICK HERE)
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Diagnostic illustration used by permision Prószyński, J.

Latest Taxonomic scrutiny

Publications using actual name combination:
Simon 1901a: 580; Simon 1937: 1191, 1194, 1256, illustrations 1878-1879, 1885; Locket, Millidge 1951: 230, illustrations 112D, 113C; Miller 1971: 138, illustrations t 19, f 19-20; t 20, f 7; Prószyński 1975: 216, illustrations 1a; Prószyński 1976: 48, 50, illustrations 295, map 190; Prószyński 1980b: 10-13, illustrations 3-4, 10-14, 20-21; Prószyński 1983a:, illustrations map 6; Roberts 1985: 126, illustrations 52c, f; Zhou N., Song D. 1985: 274, illustrations 5a-c; Vilbaste 1987: 30, illustrations map 145; Chikuni 1989b: 150, illustrations 20; Prószyński 1991: 518-522, illustrations 1385.1, 3-4; Fuhn, Gherasim 1995: 233, illustrations 8E, 105B, 106C-D; Żabka 1997: 90-91, illustrations 331-338; Logunov 1998d: 7(1): 80-82; Song D., Zhu M., Chen J. 1999: 559, illustrations 316L-M; Metzner 1999: 81-82, 200, illustrations 46a-j, map 50; Logunov, Kopponen 2000: 84; Weiss, Urak 2000: on line; Logunov, Marusik 2000b [2001]: 215, map 48; Kronestedt 2001: on line; Blagoev, Deltshev, Lazarov 2002: on line; Buchar, Ruzicka 2002: 1-351; Prószyński 2003b: (CLICK HERE), illustrations (CLICK HERE); Trotta 2005: 83: 3-178; Kopponen 2006: on line; Almquist 2006: 63: 563, illustrations 469a-h; Morano 2007: on line; Scharff, Gudik-Sorensen 2007: on line; Staudt [Koordinator] 2007: on line; Lissner 2011:, illustrations online; Staudt [Koordinator] 2012:, illustrations online;

Synonyms and combinations (:)
Salticus littoralis Hahn 1831 [1832]: 70, illustrations 53 Ambigous Synonym (name not accepted without examination of types).
Euophrys floricola Koch C.L. 1837: 34 Unambigous Synonym.
Attus floricola: in Westring 1861: 573.
Attus mancus Thorell 1873: 393.
Sitticus floricola orientalis: in Bösenberg Strand 1906: 343, illustrations (description credited to Strand).
Sitticus littoralis: in Dahl 1926: 33, illustrations 95-98 (also earlier Dahl 1912b: 589).
Tullgren 1944, 30, illustrations 20a, t 2, f 33-34/ Vilbaste 1969, 179, illustrations 105b, 107c, 148-149/ Harm 1973, 380-383, illustrations 2, 9, 23, 27-28, 33-34, 41-44/
Sitticus saxicola orientalis: in Roewer 1954: 1246, illustrations (nec C.L. Koch 1848 et auct. seq.) Misapplied Name.

Collections:(Source: Prószyński J. 1971 b /2003b Internet): BASEL . BERLIN S. littoralis, Euophrys f. TYPE(S) ; BRUXELLES ; FIRENZE ; FRANKFURT a/M S. littoralis, S. f. S. orientalis ; GENOVA Attus f. ; HAMBURG ; HARVARD ; HELSINKI Attus f., S. littoralis ; KOBENHAVN S. f., Attus f. ; LEIDEN Attus f. ; LONDON ; LUND S. f., S. littoralis ; NEW YORK ; OSLO S. littoralis, Attus f. ; OXFORD ; PARIS ; SKT PETERSBURG S. littoralis ; STOCKHOLM S. d., S. mancus TYPE ; UPPSALA S. littoralis ; WARSZAWA ; WIEN (!) S. littoralis ; WROCLAW ; (Source: Richman D.B. 2007 Personal information): NOVOSIBIRSK . PERM ; (Source: Edwards G.B. 2007 - personal:): GAINESVILLE .

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S. floricola - SUISSE, ALPES VALAIS: lac Champex (1460m.). Copyright © and phot by A. Senglet, 2002. By courtesy


S. floricola - SUISSE, ALPES VALAIS: lac Champex (1460m.). Copyright © and phot by A. Senglet, 2002. By courtesy


S. floricola - SUISSE, ALPES VALAIS: lac Champex (1460m.). Copyright © and phot by A. Senglet, 2002. By courtesy


Sitticus floricola: structure of epigynum ventrally. Copyright © and phot by A. Senglet, 2002. By courtesy


Same specimen - structure of epigynum dorsally. Copyright © and phot by A. Senglet, 2002. By courtesy


Sitticus floricola: Proszynski J. 1980 Annales zoologici, 36: 10-13, f 3-4, 10-14, 20-21. By courtesy


Proszynski J. 1980 Annales zoologici, 36: 10-13, f 3-4, 10-14, 20-21. By courtesy


Proszynski J. 1980 Annales zoologici, 36: 10-13, f 3-4, 10-14, 20-21. By courtesy


Proszynski J. 1980 Annales zoologici, 36: 10-13, f 3-4, 10-14, 20-21. By courtesy


Proszynski J. 1980 Annales zoologici, 36: 10-13, f 3-4, 10-14, 20-21. By courtesy


Proszynski J. 1980 Annales zoologici, 36: 10-13, f 3-4, 10-14, 20-21. By courtesy


S. floricola orientalis Strand - TYPE. Proszynski J. 1980 Annales zoologici, 36: 10-13, f 3-4, 10-14, 20-21. By courtesy


Metzner H. 1999. Andrias 14: 81-82, 200, f 46a-j, map 50. By courtesy


Proszynski J. 1976: map 190.


Interpretation. Proszynski 1983a. Verh. naturwiss. Verein Hamburg, (NF) 26; 161-179, map 6. By courtesy


Progress. Logunov D.V., Marusik Y.M. 2000b. KMK Scientific Press Ltd.: 215, map 48. By courtesy


Almquist 2006. Insect Syst. Evol., Suppl., 63: 563, f 469a-h. By courtesy.


In Germany - Nachweiskarten der Spinn. Deutschlands. © Arachnol. Ges. By courtesy


Buchar J., Ruzicka V. Catalogue of spiders of the Czech Republic. 2002: 1-351. By courtesy.


Sitticus floricola M+ F 1945 Denmark: Knudmose. ©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.


Sitticus floricola F 4135 Denmark: Sundsøre. ©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.


Sitticus floricola F 4135 Denmark: Sundsøre. ©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.


Sitticus floricola F © Arachnol. Gesells. Staudt, 2012. By courtesy.