Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   119 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

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain (mainland, Ibiza), France
 male  female

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Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2