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Oxyopes nigripalpis (Kulczyński, 1891)

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Description of Oxyopes nigripalpis

Physical Characteristics

Strongly resembles other Oxyopes species, especially Oxyopes lineatus.

Female approximately 6 mm.
Abdomen light brown with a brown, white outlined cardiac mark and a light brown longitudinal band which extends from there to the spinnerets. Slanting dark brown and white spots along the sides.
Carapace with greenish sides, on top brownish haired with two broad white longitudinal bands which start from the upper eyes and converge to each other up to almost the back.
Legs and palps greenish with long black spines.

Male 4 to 5 mm.
Abdomen black with two white lines that form an oval shape at the front and converge to each other in one white line which extends to the spinnerets.
Carapace black with two broad white longitudinal bands which start from the upper eyes and converge to each other up to almost the back.
Legs greenish with long black spines.
Palps black.

Habitat

In warm areas on low plants and shrubs.

Distribution

Occurs in the Mediterranean area, but not common.

Period

Summer.