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Oxyopes lineatus (Latreille, 1806)

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Description of Oxyopes lineatus

Physical Characteristics

Strongly resembles other Oxyopes species, especially Oxyopes nigripalpis.

Female 6 to 8 mm.
Abdomen yellow-brown with a light brown, white outlined cardiac mark and a light brown longitudinal band which extends from there to the spinnerets. Slanting white spots along the sides.
Carapace with greenish sides, on top dark brown with two light yellow longitudinal bands and a brown triangular band in the middle. From the lowest pair of eyes two thin black lines extends until halfway the chelicerae.
Legs and palps greenish black spines.

Male 4 to 5 mm.
Abdomen black-brown with a dark, white outlined cardiac mark and a light brown longitudinal band which extends from there to the spinnerets. Slanting white spots along the sides.
Carapace with greenish sides, on top dark brown with two light yellow longitudinal bands and a brown triangular band in the middle. From the lowest pair of eyes two thin black lines extends until halfway the chelicerae.
Legs greenish with black spines.
Palps greenish with white-haired tarsi and black spines.

Habitat

In low vegetation and bushes. Sometimes on walls.

Distribution

Common in Southern Europe. Up to the north as far as Austria. Even found in the Netherlands.

Period

Summer

Notable

The authors observed that in the evening a specimen was hanging from a thread between the vegetation, probably to be able to spend the night safely.