Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Orchestina  Simon, 1882   10 species

Orchestina longipes  Dalmas, 1922


Palp: bulb large, longer than tibia, at the top with a round protuberance, embolus tubular. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 1.15-1.3 mm

Spermatheca circular, widely distant from the epigastric furrow. Prosoma pale orange, with a thin borderline. Sternum same colour, or a little lighter. Median eyes irregular rectangular, more narrow in front, eyes ringed with black. Legs same colour as prosoma. Opisthosoma lighter, especially below.

Body length female: 1.4-1.45 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Italy
Adults of both sexes in spring and winter.
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (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

Brignoli P M (1967a) Su alcuni Oonopidae delle isole Ponziane. Fragmenta Entomologica 4: 141-148 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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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