Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   11 species

Heriaeus horridus  Tyschchenko, 1965


Ventral apophysis wide and with tip bent medially. Retrolateral apophysis axe-shaped, blunt, in middle with heel-like semi-apophysis. Groove of tegulum flat, not directly at the edge of tegulum. Inner edge of pars pendula slightly sclerotized. Tip of embolus large, bent back dorsad.

Prosoma length: 1.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.5 mm.


Epigyne with oval groove, not a protruding hood. Deep wrinkle behind groove, receptacles standing laterally to it.

Prosoma length: 2.7-2.9 mm, prosoma width: 2.6-2.7 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Russia (Europe to West Siberia), Central Asia

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

Marusik Y M, Logunov D V (1990) The crab spiders of middle Asia, USSR (Aranei, Thomisidae). 1. Descriptions and notes on distribution of some species. Korean Arachnol 6: 31-62

Marusik Y M, Logunov D V (1995a) The crab spiders of Middle Asia (Aranei, Thomisidae), 2. Beiträge zur Araneologie 4: 133-175 pdf

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

Tyschchenko V P (1965) A new genus and new species of spiders (Aranei) from Kazakhstan. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie 44: 696-704

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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