Oecobiidae  Blackwall, 1862 / Uroctea  Dufour, 1820   3 species

Uroctea limbata  (C. L. Koch, 1843)

Description
Male

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.

Female

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.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Occurrence in the Caucasus needs to be verified (Otto 2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Senegal to North Africa, Middle East to Central Asia
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||
References

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 (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
01-10-2019 Image insert
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail
16-11-2015 Image insert