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 2022): France, Italy, Greece, Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

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

Brignoli P M (1974b) Ragni di Grecia VI. Specie nuove o interessanti delle isole Ionie e della Morea (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 81: 155-175 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info 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) Araneae.it: 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 http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

26-10-2015 Distribution update Detail
02-12-2014 Distribution update Detail
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