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Heriaeus hirtus (Latreille, 1819)

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Description of Heriaeus hirtus (Green hairy crab spider)

Physical Characteristics

The whole body is covered with striking, long white spines.
Strongly resembles Heriaeus graminicola.

Female 7 to 11 mm.
Abdomen triangular and green with a pattern of white stripes. Sometimes a small red cardiac mark.
Carapace green with a thin, white median stripe.
Legs and palps green.

Male 3.5 to 5.5 mm.
Resembles the female. Abdomen with big red cardiac mark. The palps are strikingly reddish brown at the tip.

Habitat

In warm, dry areas in plants and shrubs.

Distribution

Common in Southern Europe.

Period

Summer.