Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Micrommata  Latreille, 1804   6 species

Micrommata ligurina  (C. L. Koch, 1845)


Prosoma brown with cluster of deep brown bristles along rims of fovea. Opisthosoma yellowish with reddish-brown mid-dorsal band, anterior half of band deeply coloured. Palp: black embolar hook serrated along outer fold and toothed on edges of inner arch.

Prosoma length: 3.0 mm, prosoma width: 2.4 mm.

Body length male: 8 mm

Prosoma light. Opisthosoma green. Epigyne: median cuneiform ridge terminating with a wedge-shaped tip at middle of epigynal plate, aperture-like fissure at epigastric furrow bordered by nearly straight upper edges. Transparent membrane partly folds around black body of spermathecae.

Body length female: 10 mm
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Mediterranean to Central Asia

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08-06-2017 Distribution update Old value
26-07-2016 Datasheet update Old value
26-01-2014 Image insert
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value