Taxon details

Heliophanus kochii Simon, 1868

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-03-14
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Macaronesia, North Africa, Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Middle East, Iran, Kazakhstan. Introduced to Canada, USA
Type deposit provide information
  • It is widely assumed that most of the type material from Simon can be found in the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France
  • Holotype: Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany (database export of type material, March 2019); Salticus furcatus Karsch, 1880, (1535)
Taxonomic references
Heliophanus albosignatus L. Koch, 1867c: 871 (Df; suppressed by ICZN, 1990).
Heliophanus kochii Simon, 1868b: 699, pl. 7, f. 13 (Dmf; this spelling mandated by ICZN, 1990).
Heliophanus armatus Simon, 1868b: 700 (Dmf).
Heliophanus calcarifer Simon, 1868b: 701 (Dm).
Heliophanus cernuus Simon, 1868b: 701 (Dmf).
Heliophanus albosignatus Simon, 1868b: 702 (Dm).
Salticus furcatus O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872: 346 (Dm).
Heliophanus kochii Simon, 1876a: 156, pl. 10, f. 15 (mf).
Heliophanus furcatus Simon, 1876a: 165.
Heliophanus kochii Chyzer & Kulczyński, 1891: 9, pl. 1, f. 28 (mf).
Heliophanus kochii Simon, 1937: 1163, 1167, 1250, f. 1818-1819, 1834 (mf).
Heliophanus kochi Miller, 1958c: 153, pl. III, f. 6 (f).
Heliophanus kochi Tystshenko, 1971: 88, f. 158 (m).
Heliophanus kochi Miller, 1971: 144, pl. XXI, f. 24, pl. XXII, f. 15-16 (mf).
Heliophanus calcarifer Prószyński, 1976: 186, f. 386-388 (mf).
Heliophanus kochi Prószyński, 1976: 186, f. 396 (f).
Heliophanus kochi Prószyński, 1979: 309, f. 104-106 (f).
Heliophanus calcarifer Flanczewska, 1981: 200, f. 36-40 (m).
Heliophanus kochii Wesołowska, 1986: 217, f. 702-717 (mf, S).
Heliophanus kochii Hansen, 1986: 106, f. 1-2, 22 (mf).
Heliophanus kochi Prószyński, 1989b: 108 (proposed conservation).
Heliophanus kochii ICZN, 1990a: 222 (specific name conserved).
Heliophanus kochi Heimer & Nentwig, 1991: 504, f. 1347 (mf).
Heliophanus kochi Fuhn & Gherasim, 1995: 131, f. 59A-G (mf).
Heliophanus kochi Rakov & Logunov, 1997a: 76, f. 33-34, 84-86 (mf).
Heliophanus kochii Roberts, 1998: 199, f. (mf).
Heliophanus kochii Metzner, 1999: 106, f. 72a-g (mf).
Heliophanus kochi Prószyński, 2003: 78, f. 296-299 (mf).
Heliophanus kochii Van Keer et al., 2006: 35, f. 2 (mf).
Heliophanus kochii Stankovic, 2012: 39, f. 1a-c (m).
Heliophanus kochii Schäfer & Krumm, 2015: 57, f. 1-6 (mf).
Heliophanus kochii Gall & Edwards, 2016: 1, f. 1A-C (m).

Chyzer, C. & Kulczyński, W. (1891). Araneae Hungariae. Tomus I. Academia Scientarum Hungaricae, Budapest, 170 pp., 4 Pls. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Flanczewska, E. (1981). Remarks on Salticidae (Aranei) of Bulgaria. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 36: 187-228. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Fuhn, I. E. & Gherasim, V. F. (1995). Familia Salticidae. Fauna Romaniei (Arachnida) 5(5): 1-301. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gall, W. K. & Edwards, G. B. (2016). First records for the jumping spiders Heliophanus kochii in the Americas and Myrmarachne formicaria in New York State (Araneae: Salticidae). Peckhamia 140.1: 1-7. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Hansen, H. (1986). Die Salticidae der coll. Canestrini (Arachnida: Araneae). Lavori della Società Veneziana di Scienze Naturali 11: 97-120. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Heimer, S. & Nentwig, W. (1991). Spinnen Mitteleuropas: Ein Bestimmungsbuch. Paul Parey, Berlin, 543 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

ICZN (1990a). Opinion 1611 [Case 2647]. Heliophanus kochii Simon, 1868 (Arachnida, Araneae): specific name conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 47(3): 222-223. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Koch, L. (1867c). Zur Arachniden und Myriapoden-Fauna Süd-Europas. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 17: 857-900. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Metzner, H. (1999). Die Springspinnen (Araneae, Salticidae) Griechenlands. Andrias 14: 1-279. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1971). Pavouci-Araneida. Klíč zvířeny ČSSR 4: 51-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1958c). Drei neue Spinnenarten aus den mährischen Steppengebieten. Věstník Československé Zoologické Společnosti v Praze 22: 148-155. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1872). General list of the spiders of Palestine and Syria, with descriptions of numerous new species, and characters of two new genera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 40(1): 212-354, pl. 13-16. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1872.tb00489.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (1976). Studium systematyczno-zoogeograflczne nad rodziną Salticidae (Aranei) Regionów Palearktycznego i Nearktycznego. Wyższa Szkola Pedagogiczna Siedlcach 6: 1-260. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (1979). Systematic studies on East Palearctic Salticidae III. Remarks on Salticidae of the USSR. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 34: 299-369. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (2003). Salticidae (Araneae) of the Levant. Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 53: 1-180. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Prószyński, J. (1989b). Case 2647. Heliophanus kochi Simon, 1868 (Arachnida, Araneae): proposed conservation of the specific name. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 46(2): 108-109. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rakov, S. Y. & Logunov, D. V. (1997a). A critical review of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833, of Middle Asia and the Caucasus (Aranei Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 5(3/4, for 1996): 67-104. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roberts, M. J. (1998). Spinnengids. Tirion, Baarn, Netherlands, 397 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Schäfer, M. & Krumm, G. (2015). Erster gesicherter Nachweis der Springspinne Heliophanus kochii (Salticidae, Araneae) in Deutschland. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 50: 57-60. doi:10.5431/aramit5008 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1868b). Monographie des espèces européennes de la famille des Attides (Attidae Sundewall. - Saltigradae Latreille). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (4) 8: 11-72, 529-726, pl. 5-7. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1876a). Les arachnides de France. Tome troisième. Roret, Paris, 364 pp., pl. 9-13. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1937). Les arachnides de France. Synopsis générale et catalogue des espèces françaises de l'ordre des Araneae. Tome VI. 5e et derniére partie. Roret, Paris, pp. 979-1298. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Stanković, B. (2012). Contribution to the knowledge of jumping spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) from vicinity of Jagodina, central Serbia. Biologica Nyssana 3: 37-42. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Tystshenko, V. P. (1971). Opredelitel' paukov evropejskoj chasti SSSR. Leningrad, 281 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Van Keer, K., De Koninck, H., Vanuytven, H. & Van Keer, J. (2006). Some - mostly southern European - spider species (Araneae), new or rare to the Belgian fauna, found in the city of Antwerp. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 21: 33-40. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wesołowska, W. (1986). A revision of the genus Heliophanus C. L. Koch, 1833 (Aranei: Salticidae). Annales Zoologici, Warszawa 40: 1-254. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Metzner, H. (2019). Jumping spiders (Arachnida: Araneae: Salticidae) of the world. Online at

Nentwig, W., Blick, T., Bosmans, R., Gloor, D., Hänggi, A., Kropf, C.: Spiders of Europe. Version 05.2018. doi: 10.24436/1

Prószyński, J. (2016). Monograph of Salticidae (Araneae) of the World 1995-2015. Part II. Global Species Database of Salticidae (Araneae). Version October 30th, 2016, online at download pdf

Edit history
Date Type Reference Detail
2020-08-26 New taxonomic reference entry Prószyński, 1989b n/a
2017-08-16 New taxonomic reference entry Miller, 1958c n/a
2016-11-02 New taxonomic reference entry ICZN, 1990a n/a
2016-06-10 New taxonomic reference entry Gall & Edwards, 2016 n/a
2016-06-10 Species distribution update Gall & Edwards, 2016 n/a (Old value)
2015-09-14 New taxonomic reference entry Schäfer & Krumm, 2015 n/a