Evarcha falcata (Clerck, 1757)
State of knowledge: Accepted
Type Species

groups of supergroups of genera: pending; supergroups of genera : HYLLOIDA; groups of genera: EVARCHINES;

Comments: Usage of synonym E. falcata following majority of quotations in the literature

Distribution: Asia; Afghanistan; Azerbaijan; Russia: Siberia: Tuva; Turkey: Aegean, Anatolia E, Anatolia SE; Europe; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France: all over; Germany; Great Britain; Greece: Crete; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Macedonia Republic; Moldova; Netherlands; Poland; Romania; Russia: Ural; Slovakia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine: Crimea, Left Bank; Palearctic.
Comment: Eurosiberian if not holarctic, depending of status confirmation for Evarcha falcata, hoyi and proszynski

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 online
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Diagnostic illustration used by permision Prószyński, J.

Latest Taxonomic scrutiny
Comment: Relationship of the three sibling species: Evarcha falcata, hoyi and proszynski require revision or, at least, better documentation

Publications using actual name combination:
Lessert 1910: 594; Locket, Millidge 1951: 233, illustrations 114A, C, E; Azheganova 1968: 140, illustrations 333-335; Braendegaard 1972: 197, illustrations 116-117, 119; Holm 1973: 2(3): 107; Punda 1975b: 83, illustrations 197-199; Prószyński 1976: 48, 50, illustrations 215, map 131; Prószyński 1978b: 338, illustrations map 3; Prószyński 1979: 308; Edwards 1980: 11, illustrations 3-4; Flanczewska 1981: 192; Wesołowska 1981a: 71-72; Prószyński 1982: 281, illustrations 24, 25, 27 - European specimen!; Prószyński 1983a:, illustrations map 2; Dunin 1984b: 132, illustrations 14-16; Roberts 1985: 128, illustrations 53b; Yaginuma 1986: 225, illustrations 125.3; Vilbaste 1987: 31, illustrations map 150; Zhou N., Song D. 1988: 2-3, illustrations 3a-c; Legotay, Sekerskaya 1989: 222, illustrations LXIX.5-6; Hu, Wu 1989: 366, illustrations 285.5-6; Izmailova 1989: 155, illustrations 154; Prószyński 1991: 502, illustrations 1341.1-4; Logunov 1992b: 53; Peng X., Xie L., Xiao X. 1993: 66-67, illustrations 184-187; Danilov, Logunov 1993 [1994]: 30, illustrations 2e-f; Peng X., Xie L. 1994b: 62, illustrations 6-8; Fuhn, Gherasim 1995: 185, illustrations 86A-H; Roberts 1995: 202; Marusik, Logunov 1997 [1998]: 97-99, illustrations 4, 5, 12, 15-17 [1998]; Rakov 1997: 107-108, illustrations 6-9, map 5; Roberts 1998: 216; Logunov, Marusik, Kopponen 1998: 141-142; Metzner 1999: 147, 266, illustrations 112a-k, map 118; Song D., Zhu M., Chen J. 1999: 510, illustrations 293 O-P; Weiss, Urak 2000: on line; Logunov, Kopponen 2000: 68; Logunov, Marusik 2000b [2001]: 85-89, illustrations map 18; Kronestedt 2001: on line; Buchar, Ruzicka 2002: 1-351.; Blagoev, Deltshev, Lazarov 2002: on line; Logunov, Chatzaki 2003: 7: 97; Trotta 2005: 83: 3-178; Logunov, Zamanpoore 2005: 13(6): 218; Kopponen 2006: on line; Komnenov 2006: 1: 301-314; Almquist 2006: 63: 527, illustrations 443a-e; Morano 2007: on line; Staudt [Koordinator] 2007:, illustrations on line; Scharff, Gudik-Sorensen 2007: on line; Lissner 2011:, illustrations online; Staudt [Koordinator] 2012:, illustrations online;

Synonyms and combinations (:)
Araneus falcatus Clerck 1757: 125 Unambigous Synonym synonym followed by majority of Authors.
Araneus flammatus Clerck 1757: 124 Unambigous Synonym.
Aranea rupestris: in Linnaeus 1758: 623.
Aranea blancardi Scopoli 1763: 402.
Aranea flammata: in Olivier 1789: 222.
Aranea falcata: in Olivier 1789: 222.
Aranea coronata Walckenaer 1802: 245 Unambigous Synonym.
Attus coronatus: in Walckenaer 1805: 24.
Attus capreolus Walckenaer 1826: 53.
Salticus blancardi: in Hahn 1831 [1832]: 1: 64, illustrations 48.
Salticus abietis Hahn 1831 [1832]: 1: 61, illustrations 46 Unambigous Synonym.
Attus falcatus: in Sundevall 1832 [1833]: 213 Unambigous Synonym.
Simon 1868, 54, illustrations pl. 1, f. 13-14 subsp.luteus p: 55, punctatus p:56/ Menge 1877, 489, illustrations pl. 80, f. 277/ Hansen 1882, 81, illustrations t 5, f 14/
Euophrys falcata: in Koch C.L. 1837: 33 Unambigous Synonym.
Koch C.L. 1846, 24, illustrations 1290-1295/
Salticus coronatus: in Blackwall 1861: 50, illustrations pl. 3, f. 26.
Euophrys coronata: in Simon 1864: 311.
Attus taczanowskii Simon 1868: 58.
Simon 1871, 146/
Attus napoleon Karsch 1873: 154, illustrations pl. 1, f. 6 described on immature specimen.
Attus arcuatus Thorell 1873: 390 Misapplied Name.
Hasarius falcatus: in Simon 1876: 85, illustrations pl. 9, f. 19 Unambigous Synonym.
Becker 1882, 35, illustrations pl. 2, f. 4/
Hasarius arcuatus: in Simon 1876: 83, illustrations pl. 9, f. 22.
Becker 1882, 33, illustrations pl. 2, f. 3/
Ergane falcata: in Chyzer Kulczyński 1891: 37, illustrations pl. 1, f. 10.
Strand 1900, 27, illustrations subspecies nigrofusca/ Bösenberg 1903, 435, illustrations pl. 42, f. 640/
Evarcha flammata: in Simon 1903a: 709.
Simon 1937, 1240, 1270, illustrations 2015-2016, 2022/ Kekenbosch 1961b, 5, illustrations 7/ Prószyński 1961, 583/ Prószyński 1962b, 208/ Vilbaste 1969, 195, illustrations 164A-B, 165A-B/ Miller 1971, 142, illustrations t. 21, ff. 3-4/ Tyschenko 1971, 84, illustrations 137, 140/ Legotay Sekerskaya 1982, 50, illustrations III.5-6/ Żabka 1997, 51, illustrations 113-118/
Evarcha blancardi: in Smith 1908: 318, illustrations pl. 25, f. 4.
Dahl 1926, 50, illustrations 154-155/ Reimoser 1930, 55, illustrations 10/ Tullgren 1944, 61, illustrations T. 6, F. 111-112/
Evarcha hoyi: in Peng X. 1989: 159, illustrations 8A-F Misapplied Name.

Collections:(Source: Prószyński J. 1971 b /2003b Internet): BASEL . BERLIN ?? Evophrys falcatus TYPE(S) ; BERLIN E. blancardi, Ergane blancardi ; BRUXELLES ; FIRENZE E. falcatus ; FRANKFURT a/M E. blancardi, Hasarius falcata ; FRANKFURT a/M E. f., Ergane falcata ; GENOVA Attus falcatus ; HAMBURG ; HELSINKI E. blancardi ; KOBENHAVN E. falca, Attus farinosus ; LEIDEN E. blancardi ; LONDON ; LUND ; NEW YORK ; OSLO E. blancardi, Attus falcatus ; OXFORD E. falcatus ; PARIS E. f.(!), E. falcata, E. taczanowskii ; SKT PETERSBURG E. falcata, E. blancardi ; STOCKHOLM Ergane falcata, E. farinosa ; UPPSALA E. blancardi ; WARSZAWA ; WIEN E. blancardi(!) ; WROCLAW ; (Source: Richman D.B. 2007 Personal information): NOVOSIBIRSK . PERM ; (Source: Edwards G.B. 2007 - personal:): GAINESVILLE . (Source: Edwards ): NIGDE .

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Evarcha falcata. Copyright © by Ed Nieuwenhuys, 1999. By courtesy


Evarcha falcata. Copyright © by Ed Nieuwenhuys, 1999. By courtesy


From Proszynski 1991: ff. 1341.1-4,


Evarcha falcata: From Proszynski 1991: ff. 1341.1-4,


Evarcha falcata: Proszynski 1991: ff. 1341.1-4,


From Metzner H. 1999. Andrias 14: 147, 266, table 112a-k, map 118. By courtesy


From Zabka M. 1997. Fauna Polski 19.: 5-187, figs 113-118.By courtesy


From Zabka M. 1997. Fauna Polski 19: 5-187, figs 113-118.By courtesy


From Marusik, Logunov 1997. Arthropoda Selecta, 6 (3/4): 99-101, figs. 3, 9-11, 18, 21, 22. By courtesy


From Marusik, Logunov 1997. Arthropoda Selecta, 6 (3/4): 99-101, figs. 3, 9-11, 18, 21, 22. By courtesy


From Rakov 1997. Arthropoda Selecta. 6: 106-107, By courtesy


From Proszynski 1976: 48, 50, f. 215, m. 131


From Logunov, Marusik 2000: 86, map 18. By courtesy


From Marusik, Logunov 1997. Arthropoda Selecta, Vol. 6 (3/4): map 23. By courtesy


From Proszynski 1983: map 2.


What does it mean "numerous, common in the whole country"? Precise distribution in Poland - data known in 1975. By W. Starega. By courtesy


Distribution in Germany - Nachweiskarten der Spinnentiere Deutschlands. © Arachnologische Gesellschaft e.V. By courtesy


Almquist 2006. Insect Syst. Evol., Suppl., 63: 527 443a-e. By courtesy


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


Evarcha falcata M 5176 Denmark: Ry Sønderskov. Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.


Evarcha falcata M 2469 Denmark: Uldrup Bakker. Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.


Evarcha falcata F 3237 Denmark: Ry Sønderskov. ©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.


Evarcha falcata M © Arachnol. Gesells. Staudt, 2012. By courtesy.


Evarcha falcata F © Arachnol. Gesells. Staudt, 2012. By courtesy.


Evarcha falcata: Denmark: East Jutland. ©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.


Evarcha falcata: Denmark: East Jutland. ©Photo J. Lissner. By courtesy.