Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Olios  Walckenaer, 1837   5 species

Olios sericeus  (Kroneberg, 1875)

Description
Male

Bulbus in its distal half with a small and narrowly bent embolus, bearing a serrate ridge. Tegulum with a massive apophysis, extending prolaterally beyond the cymbium; prolateral and ventral margins of the apophysis serrated. Single retrolateral tibial apophysis broad, bent dorsad.

Body length male: 9.6–10.7 mm
Female

Epigyne with median slit, the latter diverging regularly posterior, but abruptly anterior, forming wide pit. Internal duct system with a glandular structure close to the copulatory openings, otherwise with simple course, only with a small loop close to fertilisation ducts.

Variation: Median margins of lateral lobes with or without humps in anterior half. Surface of internal duct system more or less furrowed.

Body length female: 9.6-10.7 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Iran, Afghanistan
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Armenia   (Zarikian & Kalashian, 2021) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) |||
References

Jäger P, Otto S (2007) New records of Olios sericeus (Kroneberg 1875) with notes on its taxonomy and biogeography (Araneae: Sparassidae: Sparassinae) Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 14: 19-24 pdf

Khasayeva S I, Huseynov E F (2019) New records of spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) from Azerbaijan. Euroasian Entomological Journal 18: 357-361 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zarikian N A, Kalashian M Y (2021) An annotated checklist of spiders deposited in the Arachnida collection of the Institute of Zoology, Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the NAS RA, Yerevan, Armenia. Part I. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 61: 11-19 pdf

Updates
01-03-2021 Distribution insert Detail
23-01-2020 Distribution update Detail
23-01-2020 Image insert