Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   126 species

Zodarion maculatum  (Simon, 1870)


Pedipalp: tibial apophysis long, basal part with parallel margins, distal part with a blunt postero-median lobe. Prosoma dark brown-black. Prosoma length: 1.64-1.88 mm. Legs: coxae and patellae white, femora brown to black-brown, tibiae to tarsi yellowish brown, metatarsi sometimes slightly darkened. Opisthosoma: dorsum dark sepia, with a row of 5 chevrons or spots, the 3 posterior ones sometimes merged into a longitudinal spot, venter and lateral stripe whitish.

Body length male: 3.4-3.9 mm

Epigyne with deep, transverse oval depression. Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.80-2.16 mm.

Body length female: 3.8-5.4 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy (Sicily), Morocco
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Bosmans et al., 2019a) |||

Bosmans R (1997) Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833, part II.  Western and Central Europe, including Italy (Araneae: Zodariidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 10: 265-294 pdf

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

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

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

Oger P, Melotti G (2015) Découverte en France de Zodarion maculatum (Simon, 1870) (Araneae, Zodariidae). Revue Arachnologique (2) 2: 2-3 pdf

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

Pekár S, Cardoso P (2005) Ant-eating spiders (Araneae: Zodariidae) of Portugal: additions to the current knowledge. Zootaxa 1009: 51-60 pdf

Pekár S, Cardoso P, Meierrose C (2003) Additions to the knowledge of Portuguese zodariid spiders (Araneae: Zodariidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12: 385-395 pdf

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

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