Mimetidae  Simon, 1881 / Ero  C. L. Koch, 1837   8 species

Ero cambridgei  Kulczyński, 1911

Description

Palp male: tibia approximately three times as long as wide. Cymbium oval. Conductor with a prolateral groove and a characteristic end, retrolateral process shaped finger-like. Paracymbium robust, rectangular, with a proximal and a distal rounded branch. Epigyne anteriorly with 2 chitinous clasps. Median part wider than long. Entrance ducts short, ending in round receptacula. Prosoma yellowish-brown, eye region and a broad stripe on margin darker, almost black, a black line between dorsal groove and eye region. Sternum yellowish-white, with dark spots. Chelicerae dark brown to black. Legs yellowish, annulated with red-brown to black. Opisthosoma anterior of tubercles dark, brighter spotted posteriorly, black, reddish and grey on yellow ground.

Body length male: 1.8-2.9 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3.2 mm
Additional information

On grass, low plants and bushes up to 1940 m

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Canary Is., Europe, Russia, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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