Miturgidae  Simon, 1886 / Prochora  Simon, 1885   1 species

Prochora lycosiformis  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Body and legs medium brown, prosoma cuticula finely furrowed, eye field narrow, posterior median eye lenses circular, clypeus short, labium free, about as long as wide, gnathocoxal depression absent, fangs long, basal cheliceral articles large, anterior cheliceral margin with 3 teeth, posterior margin with 2 teeth, leg bristles numerous but absent on patellae, tibia I-II with 2 ventral pairs (thin in females) and short apical bristles, tarsal and metatarsal scopulae dense and undivided, dense claw tufts with thin hairs, tarsal trichobothria in 2 irregular rows, apical article  of posterior spinnerets about as long as the basal article, colulus strongly reduced or even absent, replaced by several long hairs, retrolateral tibial apophysis of the male palp bifurcate, bulbus with complex structures, the embolus describes a wide loop in a counterclockwise position of the right pedipalpus and reaches the tibia, epigyne as figure

Body length male: 7.9 mm
Body length female: 9.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Italy (mainland, Sicily), Israel, Iran
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) 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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (2011a) Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Heutige und fossile Spinnen. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640 pdf

Wunderlich J (2011b) On European spiders of the nominal families Liocranidae, Miturgidae and Zoridae (Araneae), with descriptions of new taxa. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 108-120 pdf

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