Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   12 species

Heriaeus orientalis  Simon, 1918


Habitus resembles H. pilosus, but larger. Opisthosoma oval, slightly longer than wide. Palp: Very short, thorn-like process at base of ventral apophysis. Leading ditch distinctly separated from tegulum. Embolus thin, lacking apical sclerite.

Prosoma length: 2.0-2.1 mm, prosoma width: 1.8-2.0 mm.

Body length male: 4-5 mm

Opisthosoma almost oval, not dilatating. Epigyne: hood small, inconspicuous, strongly sclerotized. Ducts not folded but convoluted.

Prosoma length: 3.0-3.1 mm, prosoma width: 2.9-3.0 mm.

Body length female: 6-8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece, Turkey, Ukraine

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Loerbroks A (1983) Revision der Krabbenspinnen-Gattung Heriaeus Simon (Arachnida, Araneae, Thomisidae). Verh Naturwiss Ver Hamburg 26: 85-139

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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