Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Thomisus  Walckenaer, 1805   5 species

Thomisus citrinellus  Simon, 1875

Description
Male

Palpal tibia with 2 slightly curved spines with dark tips in retrolateral view. Body colouration whitish yellow. Eye tubercle white. Prosoma and legs rather spinous.

Body length male: 2.1-2.6 mm
Female

Opisthosoma sometimes with round black spots on each of the conical protuberances on posterior corners.

Body length female: 5-7.3 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Mediterranean, Africa, Seychelles, Yemen (mainland, Socotra), Iraq, Iran?
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Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||
References

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Levy G (1973) Crab-spiders of six genera from Israel (Araneae: Thomisidae). Israel Journal of Zoology 22: 107-141 pdf

Simon E (1932) Les arachnides de France 6 (4). Paris (Roret): 773-978 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
18-02-2014 Image insert