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Pseudicius picaceus (Simon, 1868)

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Description of Pseudicius picaceus

Physical Characteristics

Female 5.5 to 7 mm.
Abdomen remarkably long and at the rear tapering in a point. Colour gray-brown with small dark spots. In the centre and along the sides a little lighter. At the rear a few large black spots with a metallic shine.
Carapace gray-brown with a slightly lighter median band and faint dark lines. Around a broad whitish band.
Legs reddish brown with faint annulations. Femora lighter. Pair of legs I thickened.
Palps light reddish brown with whitish hair.

Male 3.5 to 5 mm.
Abdomen dark brown to black with broad white longitudinal stripes.
Carapace dark brown to black with a white triangular median band and a broad white band around.
Legs dark brown to black with white hairs. Metatarsi and tarsi brown. Pair of legs I strongly enlarged and completely black with white hairs. Metatarsi and tibiae with a few spines.
Palps dark brown to black with long white hairs.

Habitat

Warm, dry areas in among other things trees, on walls and on and underneath stones.

Distribution

Occurs in the central and eastern Mediterranean area.

Period

The portrayed specimens have been found in June. No further information about the period is known.