Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Diblemma  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1908   1 species

Diblemma donisthorpei  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1909


Body colouration pale orange-brown. Prosoma low in profile, slightly darker, sides with some granulation, 2 eyes. Sternum smooth, shiny, with radial furrows. Legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma with yellowish-brown scutum.

Body length male: 1.37-1.44 mm

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 1.37-1.44 mm
Additional information

In hot-houses.

This species of Seychallan origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Seychelles
Distribution List
United Kingdom   (Wilson, 2012) |||

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1951) British spiders. Vol. I. Ray Society, London, 310 pp. pdf

Saaristo M I (2001) Dwarf hunting spiders or Oonopidae (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Seychelles. Insect Systematics & Evolution 32: 307-358 pdf

Wilson R (2012) An American jumper in Leeds, west Yorkshire and an update on non-native taxa recorded in the UK. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 123: 10-15 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

13-02-2021 Datasheet update Detail
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06-01-2016 Image insert
26-02-2015 Distribution update Detail