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 hothouses.

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

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Seychelles. Introduced to Switzerland
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.

Switzerland   (Hänggi et al., 2021) ||| United Kingdom   (Wilson, 2012) |||

Hänggi A, Bobbitt I, Kranz-Baltensperger Y, Bolzern A, Gilgado J D (2021) Spiders (Araneae) from Swiss hothouses, with records of four species new for Switzerland. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 67-74 pdf

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

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