Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Micrommata  Latreille, 1804   6 species

Micrommata ligurina  (C. L. Koch, 1845)

Description
Male

Prosoma brown with cluster of deep brown bristles along rims of fovea. Opisthosoma yellowish with reddish-brown mid-dorsal band, anterior half of band deeply coloured. Palp: black embolar hook serrated along outer fold and toothed on edges of inner arch.

Prosoma length: 3.0 mm, prosoma width: 2.4 mm.

Body length male: 8 mm
Female

Prosoma light. Opisthosoma green. Epigyne: median cuneiform ridge terminating with a wedge-shaped tip at middle of epigynal plate, aperture-like fissure at epigastric furrow bordered by nearly straight upper edges. Transparent membrane partly folds around black body of spermathecae.

Body length female: 10 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Mediterranean to Central Asia
Figures
References

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Noordijk J, Winkel M de (2017) Eusparassus dufouri en andere jachtkrabspinnen (Araneae: Sparassidae) getransporteerd naar Nederland [Eusparassus dufouri and other huntsman spiders (Araneae: Sparassidae) transported tothe Netherlands]. Entomologische Berichten 77: 58-61 pdf

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Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

Urones, C (2004) El género Micrommata (Araneae, Sparassidae) en la Península Ibérica, con la descripción do dos nuevas especies. Revta Ibérica Aracnol 10: 41-52

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
16-05-2018 Distribution update Old value
08-06-2017 Distribution update Old value
26-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value
26-01-2014 Image insert
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value