Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Monaeses  Thorell, 1869   2 species

Monaeses paradoxus  (Lucas, 1846)

Description
Male

Body colouration yellowish brown, with distinct white markings as in females. Palp: retrolateral tibial apophysis characteristic.

Body length male: 5-6 mm
Female

Prosoma fawn to grey, mottled with black and white. Legs cream, mottled with grey and black, with numerous black hairs. Opisthosoma whitish, with white lateral lines, sometimes with broader, greyish mediolateral lines. Epigyne wider than long.

Body length female: 8-11 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Southern Europe, Caucasus, Iran, Africa
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References

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

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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

Updates
16-10-2018 Distribution update Old value
18-02-2014 Image insert
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
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