Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   12 species

Heriaeus setiger  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)

Description
Male

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
Female

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
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Ukraine: The only record of this species by Freiberg ([Фрейберг], 1897), from modern Dnipropetrovsk Area) is mentioned as doubtful by Mikhailov (1997). Freiberg’s collection is lost, and the occurrence of the species in Ukraine has not been proved by later studies. Romania: marked as doubtful (Weiss & Petrișor 1999).
Global distribution (WSC 2020): South-eastern Europe, Turkey, Middle East, Caucasus
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Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| France / Corsica  Removed (Loerbroks, 1983) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Romania   (Weiss & Petrișor, 1999) ||| Spain  Removed (Loerbroks, 1983) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2019; Demircan & Topçu , 2016) |||
References

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 http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (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 http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

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

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

Mikhailov K G (1997) Catalogue of the spiders of the territories of the former Soviet Union (Arachnida, Aranei). Zoological Museum, Moscow State University, Moscow, 416 pp. pdf

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

Weiss I, Petrișor A (1999) List of the spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Romania. Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 41: 79-107 pdf

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

Updates
15-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
16-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
14-04-2018 Image insert
18-02-2014 Datasheet update Detail
18-02-2014 Image insert