Oecobiidae  Blackwall, 1862 / Uroctea  Dufour, 1820   4 species

Uroctea limbata  (C. L. Koch, 1843)


Prosoma dark brown, black marmoration, almost round in dorsal view. Fovea triangular. Sternum heart-shaped, red-brown, marbled with black-brown, with dense bristles. Chelicerae lacking teeth. Legs red-brown. Opisthosoma egg-shaped, black-brown, with yellow-white circle design, protruding far over Prosoma, obstructing the view to the fovea. Prosoma length: 2.5 mm, prosoma width: 3.0 mm.


As in males. Opisthosoma with less visible circle design. Epigyne: posterior margin narrow, bent elevation enclosing an oval depression. Prosoma length: 2.2-2.8 mm, prosoma width: 2.5-3.5 mm.

  No data
Distribution comment: Occurrence in the Caucasus needs to be verified (Otto 2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Senegal to North Africa, Middle East to Central Asia
 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.

Algeria   (Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Kim J P, Namkung J (1992) On the identity of Korean spider, Uroctea lesserti Schenkel 1937, is the species Uroctea limata [sic] (nec. C. L. Koch). Korean Arachnology 8: 101-107 pdf

Kritscher E (1966b) Uroctea paivani (Blackwall) 1868 und Uroctea limbata (C. L. Koch) 1843 (Aran., Urocteidae), zwei nur ungenügend bekannte Spinnenarten. Anzeiger der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 103: 8-15 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Roewer C F (1960b) Solifugen und Opilioniden - Araneae Orthognathae, Haplogynae und Entelegynae (Contribution à l'étude de la faune d'Afghanistan 23). Göteborgs Kungliga Vetenskaps och Vitterhets Samhälles Handlingar 8(7): 1-53 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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