Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   12 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 2020): Russia (Europe to West Siberia), Central Asia
Distribution List
Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) |||

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

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 Arachnology 6: 31-62 pdf

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

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

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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