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 2020): Italy
Adults of both sexes in spring and winter.
Distribution List
Italy   ( no references ) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   ( no references ) |||

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

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

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

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