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Icius congener (Simon, 1871)

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Description of Icius congener

Physical Characteristics

Female 5 to 6.5 mm.
Abdomen orange with a white band around and white v-shaped lines (chevrons), from which the second from the rear is closed, thereby forming a triangle.
Carapace orange with white hairs on top and a black band along the rear and side.
Legs light brown.
Palps with light hairs.

Male approximately 3.5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female. The white v-shaped lines do not extend to the sides. Sometimes without the black spots on the abdomen. First pair of legs thickened and dark reddish brown coloured.

Habitat

In hot, dry areas on and between vegetation.

Distribution

In Europe officially only in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Corsica. This specimen, however, has been found in the south of France (Cévennes).

Period

The portrayed specimen has been found in June. No further information about the period is known.