Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Diaea  Thorell, 1869   2 species

Diaea livens  Simon, 1876

Description

Tibial apophysis with V-shaped groove between the 2 processes. Embolus with angular tip. Epigyne with tongue-like protruding part. Prosoma eye region white, female: reddish (yellow-brown in alcohol), male: with 2 dark longitudinal stripes. Legs with dark annulations. Opisthosoma cream-yellow, laterally and posteriorly with red-brown pattern (vanishes in alcohol), pattern stronger pronounced in males.

Body length male: 4.2 mm
Body length female: 5.8 mm
Additional information

Almost exclusively on oaks.

Frequency: Very rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Southern and Central Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran. Introduced to USA
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References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

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Updates
06-03-2018 Distribution update Old value
24-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
09-07-2013 Distribution update Old value