Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Heteropoda  Latreille, 1804   2 species

Heteropoda variegata  (Simon, 1874)

Description
Male

Males with embolus arising in 1- to 2-o’clock-position (in left palpus in ventral view), retrotibial apophysis with 1 long dorsal extension.

Female

Females with median septum visible between lateral lobes. Copulatory ducts twisted in wide coils, extending posterior spermathecae laterally.

Additional information

In caves, cellars, under stones in the eastern Mediterranean region.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece to Israel
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||
References

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Jäger P (unpubl.)

Levy G (1989) The family of huntsman spiders in Israel with annotations on species of the Middle East (Araneae: Sparassidae). Journal of Zoology, London 217: 127-176 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
26-01-2016 Image insert