Oxyopidae  Thorell, 1870 / Oxyopes  Latreille, 1804   8 species

Oxyopes heterophthalmus  (Latreille, 1804)

Description

Male palp with dorsally directed patellar apophysis, approximately as long as male palpal tibia. Epigyne with reddish brown median part, broadly rounded anteriorly. Body colour dark brown, dorsally with whitish pattern. Legs black, with bright hairs and strikingly robust spines.

Body length male: 5-7 mm
Body length female: 5-7 mm
Additional information

Mainly in heathland, diurnal, mostly on vegetation, where they walk around searching for prey

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, North Africa to Middle East, Turkey, Caucasus, Kazakhstan, China
Phenology
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References

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Updates
18-08-2017 Distribution update Old value
18-08-2017 Image insert
24-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
14-05-2013 Image insert