Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Olios  Walckenaer, 1837   5 species

Olios suavis  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876)


Males with embolus arising in central position from tegulum (left palpus in ventral view); tegulum with several smaller apophyses in prolateral half; conductor small, transversal to embolus tip; cymbium tip as long as tegulum.


Female epigyne with lateral lobes and their inner margins distinctly separated in anterior and posterior part.

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Distribution comment: Eastern Mediterraneis
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Cyprus, Israel, Egypt
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

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

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Jäger P, McCowan D, Russell-Smith T (2011) First record of Olios suavis for southern Europe in Cyprus (Araneae: Sparassidae: Sparassinae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 127-129 pdf

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