Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Diaea  Thorell, 1869   2 species

Diaea dorsata  (Fabricius, 1777)

Description

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)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Turkmenistan, Japan
Phenology
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References

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
04-10-2017 Distribution update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value