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).

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greece, Cyprus, Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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