Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   12 species

Heriaeus setiger  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Ventral Tibialapophysis finger-shaped, apical part sharply inclined. Tip of embolus stout. Prosoma length: 1.7-2.5 mm, Prosomabreite: 1.5-2.2 mm. Body colouration white, yellowish brown or green.

Body length male: 3.5-5.6 mm

Epigyne protruding, hood-shaped. Copulatory openings sclerotized, situated near epigastric furrow. Prosoma length: 2.5-3.7 mm, Prosoma width: 2.1-3.3 mm.

Body length female: 5-9.2 mm
Additional information

Distribution: The only record of this species from Ukraine (Freiberg [Фрейберг], 1897 from modern Dnipropetrovsk Area) is mentioned in the Catalogue of spiders of the former USSR (Mikhailov, 1997) as doubtful. Freiberg’s collection is lost, and the occurrence of H. setiger in Ukraine has not been proved by later studies.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Southern Europe, North Africa to Middle East, Turkey, Caucasus
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Spain   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) 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 pdf

Demircan N, Topçu A (2016) First records for spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 15: 85-91 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

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

Loerbroks A (1983) Revision der Krabbenspinnen-Gattung Heriaeus Simon (Arachnida, Araneae, Thomisidae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 26: 85-139 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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