Scytodidae  Blackwall, 1864 / Scytodes  Latreille, 1804   12 species

Scytodes venusta  (Thorell, 1890)


Prosoma length: 1.87 mm.


Prosoma length: 2.1-2.8 mm.

Body length female: 4.75-5.5 mm
Additional information

In greenhouses in NL

This species of Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Sri Lanka to Indonesia (Java). Introduced to the Netherlands
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Netherlands   (no references) |||

Brignoli P M (1976a) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Scytodidae (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 83: 125-191 pdf

Kulczyński W (1911b) Symbola ad faunam Aranearum Javae et Sumatrae cognoscendam. II. Sicariidae, Dysderidae, Drassodidae, Zodariidae. Bulletin International de l'Academie des Sciences de Cracovie 1911: 451-496 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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