Click on the pictures for a larger view.
Look for the description of the species at the bottom of the page.
Description of Habrocestum cf. ibericum
The identification of this species is not quite sure, hence the cf. in the name (from Latin confer = to compare). About the genus Habrocestum is little to be found in literature.
Female approximately 7 mm.
Abdomen brown haired with a pattern of light brown hairs in the centre and light brown hairs around.
Carapace brown haired with a faint w-shaped pattern of light brown hairs and a short light brown median band behind. Below the anterior lateral eyes two broad dark brown bands and above the anterior eyes two thin, curved, brown stripes.
Legs brown with dark brown annulations and white annulations at the underside of the femora. This is most clearly in leg pair Iand II.
Palps with thick brown hair.
Male approximately 7 mm.
Abdomen patterned like the female, but with much more contrast.
Carapace patterned like the female, but with much more contrast. Above the clear W-shaped pattern there are two light brown stripes. Face entirely dark brown.
Legs brown with dark brown annulations.
Palps with thick white hair on top.
In warm, sunny areas, for example on rocks.
The portrayed specimens have been found in June. No further information about the period is known.