Liocranidae  Simon, 1897 / Arabelia  Bosselaers, 2009   1 species

Arabelia pheidoleicomes  Bosselaers, 2009


Palp: tibial apophysis short and pointed. Prosoma length: 1.36 mm, prosoma width: 1.21 mm.

Body length male: 3.5 mm

Prosoma length: 1.18 mm, prosoma width: 1.0 mm, fovea brown.

Body length female: 2.7-2.8 mm
Additional information

In dry grassland and in degraded phrygana (Chios).

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Greece, Cyprus, Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c; Bosselaers, 2009) ||| Greece   (Russell-Smith et al., 2011; Bosselaers, 2009) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Seyyar et al., 2016a) |||

Bosmans R (2011) On some new or rare spider species from Lesbos, Greece (Araneae: Agelenidae, Amaurobiidae, Corinnidae, Gnaphosidae, Liocranidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 40: 15-22 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosselaers J (2009) Studies in Liocranidae (Araneae): redescriptions and transfers in Apostenus Westring and Brachyanillus Simon, as well as description of a new genus. Zootaxa 2141: 37-55 pdf

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

Seyyar O, Oba A, Demir H, Türkeş T (2016a) Arabelia Bosselaers, 2009 and Arabelia pheidoleicomes Bosselaers, 2009 (Araneae: Liocranidae) are new records for the Turkish spider fauna. Serket 15: 30-32 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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