Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Orchestina  Simon, 1882   10 species

Orchestina simoni  Dalmas, 1916


Palp: bulb short and very widened, embolus cylindrical, straight, the style sticks out the embolus an half its length. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 1.15-1.3 mm

Spermatheca simple, circular, contiguous to the epigastric furrow. Prosoma pale, sometimes with a thin borderline. Median eyes rectangular, eyes ringed with black. Labium longer than wide. Opisthosoma with a typical colouration, dorsally a large chevron.

Body length female: 1.4-1.45 mm
Additional information

Littoral, rocks with halophytes.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): France, Italy, Greece, Turkey
 male  female

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26-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
02-12-2014 Distribution update Old value
01-04-2013 Image insert