Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Oonops  Templeton, 1835   14 species

Oonops domesticus  Dalmas, 1916

Description

Bulbus distally broad spoon-shaped. Epigyne without sclerotised external parts. Prosoma light red, pale. Tibia I with 5 pairs of ventral spines. Opisthosoma brighter than prosoma.

Body length male: 1.6-1.8 mm
Body length female: 1.9-2 mm
Additional information

In buildings, old collections, paper etc., feeds possibly on booklice, nocturnal, strikingly slow movements with fast sprints, several cocoons with only 2 eggs

Since a few decades, this species shows some spreading tendencies within Europe. Nevertheless, it shall not be listed as alien or invasive because it is native for Europe.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe, Georgia
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Ireland   (Cawley, 2001) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Bristowe W S (1948) Notes on the structure and systematic position of oonopid spiders based on an examination of the British species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 118: 878-891 pdf

Cawley M (2001) Distribution records for uncommon spiders (Araneae) including five species new to Ireland. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 25: 135-143 pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Kupryjanowicz J, Staręga W (1994) Oonops domesticus Dalmas, 1916 - eine für die Fauna Polens neue Spinneart (Araneae: Oonopidae). Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Science, Biological Sciences 42: 83-86 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1951) British spiders. Vol. I. Ray Society, London, 310 pp. pdf

Loksa I (1969) Pokok I-Araneae I. Fauna Hungariae 97: 1-133 pdf

Machado A de B (1949) Araignées nouvelles pour la faune portugaise (III). Memorias e Estudos do Museu Zoologico da Universidade de Coimbra 191: 1-69 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

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). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Roberts M J (1995) Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London, 383 pp. pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
19-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
29-12-2015 Image insert
04-12-2013 Distribution update Detail