Mimetidae  Simon, 1881 / Ero  C. L. Koch, 1836   9 species

Ero flammeola  Simon, 1881


Palp male: tibia approximately 3.5 times as long as wide. Cymbium oval, flat, retrolaterally with small tooth. Conductor with prolateral furrow. Paracymbium broad, semicircular, with low hump. Prosoma brown-red, with a dark border wider backwards. Prosoma 1.6 mm long. Sternum brown-red. Legs brown-red, annulated. Opisthosomal tubercles very flat.

Body length male: 2.6 mm

Epigyne forms a round tubercle, copulatory opening slit-shaped anteriorly. Vulva with diverging entrance ducts, ending in large, round receptacula. Prosoma with a wide dark border, and a simple median dark line on the thoracic part. Anterior eyes equal or the medians a little smaller. Opisthosoma with 2 obtuse tubercles.

Body length female: 2.25-3.5 mm
Additional information

In Mediterranean area.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Canary Is., Portugal to Greece (Corfu), Ukraine, Russia (Caucasus), Turkey, Israel
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Bosmans & Colombo, 2015) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev & Shmatko, 2020b) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Özkütük et al., 2016a) ||| Ukraine   (Ponomarev & Shmatko, 2020b) |||

Bosmans R, Colombo M (2015) New species of spiders from Sardinia (Araneae), with ecological notes on Lipocrea epeiroides (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) (Araneae: Araneidae). Arachnology 16: 319-332 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Bosselaers J (2018) Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Gavarres (Catalonia, Spain) and the adjacent coastal region - part I: 2012-2013. Newsletter of the Belgian arachnological Society 33(Suppl.): 1-103 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Lecigne S (2021a) A new species of Sintula (Linyphiidae), redescription of Brigittea innocens (Dictynidae) and eight spider species newly recorded for Turkey (Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 11-34 pdf

Özkütük R S, Elverici M, Kunt K B (2016a) Ero flammeola Simon, 1881 (Araneae, Mimetidae); a new record for Turkish spider fauna. Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C4: 73-76 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Ponomarev A V, Shmatko V Y (2020b) New species and new records of spiders (Aranei) in the south of Russia. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 16: 299-309 pdf

Thaler K, van Harten A, Knoflach B (2004) Pirate spiders of the genus Ero C.L. Koch from southern Europe, Yemen, and Ivory Coast, with two new species (Arachnida, Araneae, Mimetidae). Denisia 13: 359-368 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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