Pellenes diagonalis (Simon, 1868) sensu Metzner, 1999
[uncertain identity with original immature specimen from Syria (Djebel Kasioun),
and all previous records. See comment below, on this page]
No. 3113 Turkey, Mediterranean Coast, Marmara; Macedonia Republic; Bulgaria; Greece, Corfu, Peloponesus, Rhodes
Compare with female from Smyrna]
1. Metzner - from Greece
<=======================> 2. Proszynski - female of P.
ostrinus from Israel
3. Proszynski - compare
specimen from Turkey: Smyrna - possibly = P. diagonalis
Source: 1. Metzner H. 1999. Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands.
Andrias 14. Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde, Karlsruhe: 126-127, 245, table
91a-i, map 98. With Author's and Editor's permission. 2.
Proszynski 2003a. Salticidae of the Levant. Annales zoologici, , 53 (1): 117-119,
fig 461. 3. Proszynski 2003a. Salticidae of the Levant. Annales zoologici, ,
53 (1): 117-119, fig 483 [Specimen from Turkey: Smyrna; epigynum not published].
With Author's and Editor's permission.
Comment to Pellenes diagonalis by Proszynski 2003a: 120-121
Copyright © for the page by J. Proszynski, 1999.
(Salticidae of Levant, Annales zoologici - originally writen
"Pellenes diagonalis Simon, 1876
Remarks. The only specimen identified by Simon, but not type, came from "Pentes
arides du djebel Kasioun, pres de Damas (Syrie) Henri Gadeau de Kerville 1911"
in MNHN-Paris and is immature. Resembles P. simoni by dark abdomen with
longitudinal white median streak from 1/4 of length, slightly expanded like
narrow diamond, crossed medially by a transverse bar with ends bending posteriorly
and merging with marginal white line. Sides beneath eyes white, bending behind
eyes III and forming large white spot on each side, but not connected dorsally.
Legs dark except white tarsus I, and patella-tarsus II-IV. Identity of other
specimens unknown. Distribution: Syria (Djebel Kasioun); said to occur in Corfu,
on Syra and in Turkey. Israel: unknown."