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Mimetus laevigatus (Keyserling, 1863)

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Description of Mimetus laevigatus

Physical Characteristics

Female 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen a blend of whitish to light brown with a dark brown leaf-shaped figure.
Carapace very pale with a dark brown v-shaped pattern which thin ends in a two-pronged fork. On both sides three dark brown dots.
Legs very pale with dark brown annulations and spots.
Palps very pale.

Male 3 to 5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.

Habitat

In warm and sunny areas in trees and bushes and under stones.

Distribution

Occurs in the Mediterranean area, but not very common.

Period

Summer.