Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   15 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 2024): Greece, Turkey, Ukraine
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2024) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||

Bosmans R, Gavalas I (2023) The spiders (Araneae) of the tiny Greek island Iraklia (Kiklades), with the descriptions of 5 new Harpactea species (Araneae: Dysderidae), 3 species new to Europe and 8 new to Greece. Parnassiana Archives 11 (Suppl. 1): 1-91 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

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

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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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