Thomisidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Heriaeus  Simon, 1875   11 species

Heriaeus oblongus  Simon, 1918


Epigyne with large copulatory opening. Prosoma shiny yellow to emerald green. Opisthosoma shining yellow to emerald green, 3 bright stripes. Male: opisthosoma longish, ± twice as long as wide.

Body length male: 4.5-6.0 mm
Body length female: 5.6-8.0 mm
Additional information

In meadows on grass, herbs and bushes, in steppes and forest steppes in the east, in dry-warm locations

Frequency: Widely distributed

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Caucasus
 male  female

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