Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   126 species

Zodarion costablancae  Bosmans, 1994


Pedipalp: tibial apophysis broad, basal part with parallel margins, distal part obliquely truncated and bluntly pointed. Prosoma brown, reticulated with yellowish brown. Prosoma length: 1.20-1.48 mm. Legs yellowish orange, metatarsi and tarsi yellowish white. Opisthosoma sepia, venter greyish.

Body length male: 2.3-2.8 mm

Epigyne with relatively short median plate, rectangular, limited anteriorly by a wedge-shaped structure. Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.28-1.70 mm.

Body length female: 2.6-4.0 mm
Additional information

In palm orchard.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain
Distribution List
Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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Bosmans R, Pantini P, Loverre P, Addante R (2019a) New species and new records of ant-eating spiders from Mediterranean Europe (Araneae: Zodariidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 8-20 pdf

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Pekár S, Cardoso P, Barriga J C, Carvalho J C (2011) Update to the zodariid spider fauna of the Iberian peninsula and Madeira (Araneae: Zodariidae). Zootaxa 2814: 19-32 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

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