Mimetidae  Simon, 1881 / Ero  C. L. Koch, 1837   8 species

Ero cambridgei  Kulczyński, 1911

Description

Palp male: tibia approximately three times as long as wide. Cymbium oval. Conductor with a prolateral groove and a characteristic end, retrolateral process shaped finger-like. Paracymbium robust, rectangular, with a proximal and a distal rounded branch. Epigyne anteriorly with 2 chitinous clasps. Median part wider than long. Entrance ducts short, ending in round receptacula. Prosoma yellowish-brown, eye region and a broad stripe on margin darker, almost black, a black line between dorsal groove and eye region. Sternum yellowish-white, with dark spots. Chelicerae dark brown to black. Legs yellowish, annulated with red-brown to black. Opisthosoma anterior of tubercles dark, brighter spotted posteriorly, black, reddish and grey on yellow ground.

Body length male: 1.8-2.9 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3.2 mm
Additional information

On grass, low plants and bushes up to 1940 m

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Canary Is., Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Korea, Japan
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Belarus   ( no references ) ||| Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Denmark   ( no references ) ||| Estonia   ( no references ) ||| Finland   ( Koponen et al., 2016; ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( Bosmans et al., 2013; ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Italy / Sardinia   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Latvia   ( Cera, 2018; ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Luxembourg   ( Kreuels et al., 2019; ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Northern Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Central   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( Otto, 2020; ) ||| Russia, Western   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||
References

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