Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Diaea  Thorell, 1869   2 species

Diaea dorsata  (Fabricius, 1777)


Tibial apophysis with U-shaped groove between the 2 processes, pointed part of tibial apophysis with rectangular ledge. Embolus with straight tip. Epigyne with transverse oval to semicircular pocket. Prosoma green, yellowish in alcohol. Male: eye region darkened. Legs green, yellowish in alcohol. Opisthosoma cream-yellow, with dark brown folium.

Body length male: 3-4 mm
Body length female: 5-7.3 mm
Additional information

on bushes and trees (mainly oaks)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Middle Siberia), Japan
 male  female

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