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 2019): Spain, Greece, Africa, Middle East. Introduced to Caribbean Is.

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

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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 Syst Evol 34: 95-116

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value
14-05-2013 Image insert