Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   11 species

Heriaeus hirtus  (Latreille, 1819)

Description
Male

Male similar to female but with a slimmer abdomen which is pale yellow and usually has a reddish cardiac mark.

Body length male: 3.5-5.5 mm
Female

With white, or very pale green, long hairs and spines. Epigyne rather pale, but has an almost circular tongue.

Body length female: 8-11 mm
Additional information

On hairy vegetation.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe to Georgia
Figures
References

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
14-04-2018 Image insert
02-10-2017 Image insert
30-01-2017 Distribution update Old value
05-01-2015 Distribution update Old value