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Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   15 species

Heriaeus buffoni  (Audouin, 1826)

Description
Male

Pedipalp with distinct ventral and retrolateral apophyses. Tip of embolus stout, twisted backwards. Prosoma length: 2.0-2.3 mm, prosoma width: 1.9-2.2 mm. Body colouration light yellow to white.

Body length male: 3.8-4.6 mm
Female

Epigyne rather flat, hood-shaped, with membraneous folds on both sides. Epigyneal groove shallow. Conspicuous copulatory openings situated at posterior part of epigynal plate. Prosoma length: 2.2 mm, prosoma width: 2.2 mm.

Body length female: 5.9 mm
Additional information

On forbs and bushes in desert habitats.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Canary Is., Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Iraq, Iran
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Distribution List
Algeria   (Loerbroks, 1983) ||| Egypt   (Loerbroks, 1983) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, 2003) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2022) |||
References

Bosmans R (2003) A checklist of the spiders of Tunisia, with description of a new species of Palliduphantes Saaristo & Tanasevitch (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Kaupia - Darmstädter Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte 12: 89-109 pdf

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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2022) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2022 [last updated 24 August 2022], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Levy G (1973) Crab-spiders of six genera from Israel (Araneae: Thomisidae). Israel Journal of Zoology 22: 107-141 pdf

Loerbroks A (1983) Revision der Krabbenspinnen-Gattung Heriaeus Simon (Arachnida, Araneae, Thomisidae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 26: 85-139 pdf

Suárez D, Zarzosa M Á, Oromí P (2022) First report of Heriaeus buffoni (Araneae: Thomisidae) from the Canary Islands. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 63: 11-14 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zamani A, Nadolny A A, Dolejš P (2022b) New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), part X. Arachnology 19: 551-573 pdf

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