Oxyopidae  Thorell, 1870 / Peucetia  Thorell, 1869   3 species

Peucetia viridis  (Blackwall, 1858)


Prosoma and legs brownish-yellow. Opisthosoma greenish. Palp: peculiar shape of the paracymbial sclerite. Tibia longer than bulbus and armed with two long bristles. Bulbus apically with low tegular ridge, median apophysis without process on underside of shaft, paracymbium relatively large with small protuberances projecting along its apical portion. Prosoma length: 4.0 mm, prosoma width: 2.9 mm.


Epigyne: relatively flattened with short finger-like lobes bulging into large anterior depression, brown posterior edges of lobes slightly raised above ectal openings, and lobes medially only little depressed. Prosoma length: 5.3-6.3 mm, prosoma width: 3.7-4.4 mm.

Body length female: 13.3-14.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain, Greece, Africa, Middle East. Introduced to Caribbean Is.
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

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

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

Levy G (1999a) The lynx and nursery-web spider families in Israel (Araneae, Oxyopidae and Pisauridae). Zoosystema 21: 29-64 pdf

Santos A J, Brescovit A D (2003) A revision of the Neotropical species of the lynx spider genus Peucetia Thorell 1869 (Araneae: Oxyopidae). Insect Systematics & Evolution 34: 95-116 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

25-02-2022 Distribution insert Detail
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail
14-05-2013 Image insert