Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Thomisus  Walckenaer, 1805   4 species

Thomisus onustus  Walckenaer, 1805

Description

Prosoma female: pink, shiny yellow or white, sometimes with brighter median stripe. Male: matt yellow to yellow-green. Opisthosoma in both sexes ± triangular. Female: pink, shiny yellow or white. Male: matt yellow to yellow-green.

Body length male: 2-3.6 mm
Body length female: 7-10 mm
Additional information

Change of colour possible within several days in order to adjust to the background, on blossoms, mostly in heath, captures blossom visitors (bees, butterflies, hover flies). In Central Europe only in warm localities

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Selvagens Is., Europe, Turkey, Israel, Caucasus, Russia to Central Asia, Iran, China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
14-12-2017 Distribution update Old value
02-10-2017 Image insert
28-04-2014 Distribution update Old value
18-02-2014 Image insert
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value