Bianor is a genus of boreal jumping spiders that can grow to 3 and 4 mm (0.12 and 0.16 in). The robust shiny body and northerly distribution are distinctive. Males can be easily recognized by his swollen forelegs and females have orange legs. It was first described by George and Elizabeth Peckham in 1886, who names it after the mythical son of Hercules.[2]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Salticidae
Genus: Bianor
Peckham & Peckham, 1886[1]
Type species
B. maculatus (Keyserling, 1883)

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As of April 2019 it contains twenty-eight species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Bianor Peckham & Peckham, 1886". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  2. ^ Peckham, G. W.; Peckham, E. G. (1886). "Genera of the family Attidae: with a partial synonymy". Transactions of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. 6: 255–342.

Further readingEdit

  • Logunov, D.V. (2001): A redefinition of the genera Bianor Peckham & Peckham, 1885 and Harmochirus Simon, 1885, with the establishment of a new genus Sibianor gen. n. (Araneae: Salticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 9(4): 221-286.

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