Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Synema globosum
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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. They can mostly be encountered from May through August on flowering plants (especially yellow or red Apiaceae species), waiting for their preys.
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.
Like other species of the family Thomisidae these spiders do not make a web, but actively hunt their preys.
- Synema globosum clarum (Franganillo, 1913) 
- Synema globosum flavum (Franganilo, 1913)
- Synema globosum pulchellum (Franganillo, 1926)
- M.J. Roberts: Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. Ramsbury, Bath 1995
- A.S. Utochkin: Spiders of the genus Synaema, the group globosum (F.) in the USSR. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal 39: 1018-1024; Moskau 1960
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