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

Diblemma donisthorpei  O. P.-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 Asian 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 2019): Seychelles

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

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1951) British Spiders 1. Ray Soc London

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

Wilson R (2012) An American jumper in Leeds, west Yorkshire and an update on non-native taxa recorded in the UK. Newsl Br arachnol Soc 123: 10-15 pdf

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

06-01-2016 Image insert
26-02-2015 Distribution update Old value