Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Monaeses  Thorell, 1869   2 species

Monaeses israeliensis  Levy, 1973


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

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
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Central Asia, India, China
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Naumova et al., 2021) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Buchholz, 2007) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (van Helsdingen, 2013) |||

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

Buchholz S (2007) A first contribution to the arachnofauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of the Nestos Delta (NE Greece). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 59: 241-252 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at 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

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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