Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Olios  Walckenaer, 1837   3 species

Olios argelasius  (Walckenaer, 1806)


Males with embolus arising in 6-o’clock-position (left palpus in ventral view); tegulum with long tapering apophysis arising retrolaterally; conductor long, parallel to distal embolus tip; cymbium tip short, about one third of tegulum length or less.


Female epigyne with median longitudinal slit, only in posterior half separated.

Body length female: 15 mm
Additional information

Common in citrus groves

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Mediterranean

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