Pseudicius encarpatus Walckenaer, 1802 ♂
Güzelçamlı, AYDIN ● Turkey
Description: 4.5 to 7 mm length. Flat, slightly elongated body. The front legs are slightly longer and stronger. Legs, palpi, prosoma and opisthosoma are densely covered with long white hair.
Female: The ground color is dark brown. The prosoma has broad white bands. It has a bright and hairy pale median strip in the middle. Opisthosoma is dorsally dark brown to blackish in the middle with a broad, bright middle band. Legs are light brown with narrow dark rings and long white hair.
Male: The male differs significantly. The body is still slim. The pattern is generally lighter with more contrast. Pro- and opisthosoma are very dark, almost black. It has lateral and median white stripes on the prosoma. The opisthosoma has also two broad white stripes.
The first pair of legs is dark brown, the other legs are striped like in the female, light and dark. But the legs of the male are sparsely covered with white hairs.
Biology : Hibernate under tree barks.
Distribution: Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Crimea, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, FYROM, Romania, Greece including Crete, Turkey.
Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences