Mimetus laevigatus (Keyserling, 1863)

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Description of Mimetus laevigatus

Physical Characteristics

Female 4 to 6 mm.
Abdomen a blend of whitish to light brown with a dark brown leaf-shaped figure.
Carapace very pale with a dark brown v-shaped pattern which thin ends in a two-pronged fork. On both sides three dark brown dots.
Legs very pale with dark brown annulations and spots.
Palps very pale.

Male 3 to 5 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In warm and sunny areas in trees and bushes and under stones.


Occurs in the Mediterranean area, but not very common.