Do crab spiders (Araneae: Thomisidae) have the covering setae?

Abstract : This is the first study to determine whether covering setae are present in three flower crab spiders. The setae on the prosoma, opisthosoma and legs of Synema plorator (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872), Xysticus laetus Thorell, 1875 and Diaea dorsata (Fabricius, 1777) were examined by Scanning electron microscopy (SEM). As a result of this study showed that these crab spiders were not found to have covering setae on their bodies.
Keyword : Thomisidae, cuticular scale, Araneae, setae, Türkiye
Author(s) : Baltayeva, H., Demir, H., Seyyar, O.
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Published Issue : 2024 Vol. 19 Number 2

2024 Vol. 19 Number 2