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 2024): France, Spain
 male  female
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.

France   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Breitling R (2020) South European spiders from the Duffey collection in the Manchester Museum (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnology 18: 333-362 pdf

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

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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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