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Icius hamatus (C. L. Koch, 1846)

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Description of Icius hamatus

Physical Characteristics

Strongly resembles Icius subinermis.

Female 5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen light brown to grey-brown with some scattered orange hairs and a lighter band in the center surrounded by a black notched or interrupted band. Around also a lighter band.
Carapace light brown to grey-brown with some scattered orange hairs and white hair around the anterior eyes. Chelicerae orange-red.
Legs light brown.
Palps with light hairs.

Male 5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen orange with a thin white median band and a white band around. Inside the orange area is a very weak black pattern.
Carapace orange and white haired with a broad black band behind and a black spot between the posterior lateral eyes. White band above the anterior eyes and a thin white band along the edge. Chelicerae orange-red.
Legs light brown. First pair of legs slightly enlarged and thickened and dark reddish brown coloured.
Palps orange-red at the base and towards the end with light hairs.

Habitat

Hot, dry areas oin shrubs and trees.

Distribution

Common in the Mediterranean area.

Period

All year.