Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Oonops  Templeton, 1835   14 species

Oonops procerus  Simon, 1882


Palp: bulb large, pear-shaped, embolus short, strongly widened at the top, forming a cylindrical lobe. Legs: femur I without spines.

Body length male: 2-2.24 mm

Vulva with 2 strong grooves on the surface of the epigyne. Prosoma light brownish-red. Eyes large, subequal. Clypeus a little more narrow than anterior eyes. Legs light grey-yellow, femur broad and flat, tibia I and II with 4 pairs of strong ventral spines, metatarsus I and II with 2 pairs of strong ventral spines, femur I with 3 or 4 prolateral spines, femur II, III and IV with only one dorsal spine, tibia and metatarsus III and IV with 2 pairs of lateral and 2 pairs of ventral spines. Opisthosoma oblong oval, bright orange-red. Cuticula with sparse strong hairs.

Body length female: 2.6-2.8 mm
Additional information

In fresh or dry habitats, decisuous, coniferous or mixed forests, among litter and moss, or under stones.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France, Spain
 male  female
Distribution List
France   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

Duffey E, Brignoli P M (1981) Two rare spiders from the Spanish Pyrenees (prov. Huesca). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 5: 155-158 pdf

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

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

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