Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Monaeses  Thorell, 1869   2 species

Monaeses israeliensis  Levy, 1973

Description
Male

Ventral tibial apophysis slightly bent, tip a rounded knob. Retrolateral tibial apophysis star-shaped apically. Prosoma length: 2.1 mm, prosoma width: 1.4 mm. Body colouration yellow-grey or white-grey. Opisthosoma somewhat darker than prosoma, venter with dark longitudinal band along its entire length.

Body length male: 6-7 mm
Female

Epigyne with slightly protruding anterior part, hood-shaped. Prosoma length: 1.9-2.5 mm, Prosoma width: 1.4-1.9 mm.

Body length female: 8-9 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Central Asia, China
Figures
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||
References

Bayram A, Danışman T, Bolu H, Özgen İ (2007a) Two records new for the Turkish araneofauna: Tmarus piochardi (Simon, 1866) and Monaeses israeliensis Levy, 1973 (Araneae: Thomisidae). Munis Entomology and Zoology 2: 129-136 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

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

Helsdingen P J van (2013) A quick scan of the spider fauna of the European part of Turkey. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 33: 29-38 pdf

Levy G (1973) Crab-spiders of six genera from Israel (Araneae: Thomisidae). Israel Journal of Zoology 22: 107-141 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 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
18-02-2014 Datasheet update Detail
18-02-2014 Image insert
24-12-2013 Distribution update Detail
24-12-2013 Image insert