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Heliophanus apiatus (Simon, 1868)

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Description of Heliophanus apiatus

Physical Characteristics

Female 4.5 to 5 mm.
Abdomen dark brown to black with a white band along the top which extends almost as far as the spinnerets. Two white spots on top.
Carapace dark brown to black with a horizontal white band above the anterior eyes and behind the posterior eyes.
Legs dark brown.
Palps bright yellow.

Male 3.5 to 4 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. On the carapace however, solely a white spot behind the two posterior eyes. Legs and palps almost black with white stripes.

Habitat

Gardens and low vegetation in warm areas.

Distribution

In Europe, only in France, Italy and Spain. The portrayed specimen has been found in Corsica.

Period

The portrayed specimen has been found in June. No further details about the period are known.