Scytodidae  Blackwall, 1864 / Scytodes  Latreille, 1804   12 species

Scytodes bertheloti  Lucas, 1838


Bulbus small, spherical, embolus very long. Prosoma much lower than that of female. Tibia not swollen.

Body length male: 3.14-3.21 mm

Prosoma 3.1-3.2 mm long. Legs: tibia I about twice as long as prosoma.

Body length female: 6.4-7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Mediterranean to Turkmenistan
Distribution List
Malta   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

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Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

Saaristo M I (1997b) Scytotids (Arachnida, Araneae, Scytodidae) of the granitic islands of Seychelles. Phelsuma 5 : 49-57

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

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