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Synema globosum Fabricius, 1775

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Synema globosum Fabricius, 1775
Common names: Spider Napoleon [En], Thomise globuleuse, Araignée Napoléon [Fr], Blinkende krabspin [Nl], Südliche Glanz-Krabbenspinne [De], Ragno napoleone [It], Araña Napoleon [Es]

Mesudiye, MUĞLA ● Turkey

Description: The adult males reach 2–4 millimetres (0.079–0.16 in) of length, while females are 7–8 millimetres (0.28–0.31 in) long.
The two pairs of the front legs, used for hunting the flower-feeding insects, are more developed than the rear ones, which have a predominant motor function.
The main peculiarity of this species is the basic coloration of the abdomen, that can be red, orange, yellow or white, with a black pattern. Some people have found in these markings a certain resemblance to the silhouette of Napoleon. Prosoma and legs are black or dark brown.

Biology: Like other species of the family Thomisidae these spiders do not make a web, but actively hunt their preys.
They can mostly be encountered from May through August on flowering plants (especially yellow or red Apiaceae species), waiting for their preys.

Habitat: Grasslands, flowering meadows, phrygana.

Distribution: This species is present in most countries of Europe and in the eastern Palearctic ecozone. It is especially common throughout the Mediterranean region.

References:
Wikipedia, Synema globosum



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