Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   126 species

Zodarion pseudoelegans  Denis, 1934


Pedipalp: tibial apophysis terminally with 2 pointed teeth. Prosoma bicoloured: eye region, clypeus, V-shaped stripe and radiating striae reddish brown, remaining parts yellowish brown. Legs brown, basal part of femora yellowish brown, metatarsi and tarsi paler, sometimes femora darker. Opisthosoma: dorsum dark sepia, with some smaller whitish spots and a large white spot anterior to the spinnerets, venter whitish, laterally extending in antero-dorsal direction, area before spinnerets und usually the median stripe coloured as dorsum.

Body length male: 2.3-3.6 mm

Epigyne with sausage-shaped median epigynal groove. Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.80-2.30 mm.

Body length female: 3.4-5.1 mm
Additional information

In citrus groves and Pinus forests

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain (mainland, Ibiza), France
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R (1997) Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833, part II.  Western and Central Europe, including Italy (Araneae: Zodariidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 10: 265-294 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Mestre L, Piñol J, Barrientos J A, Cama A, Espadaler X (2012) Effects of ant competition and bird predation on the spider assemblage of a citrus grove. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 355-362 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf