Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   155 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 2024): Morocco, Algeria, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Benhalima & Bosmans, 2020; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| France   (Benhalima & Bosmans, 2020) ||| Italy   (Benhalima & Bosmans, 2020) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Benhalima & Bosmans, 2020) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Bosmans et al., 2019a) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Benhalima S, Bosmans R (2020) Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833 (part IV). The species of Morocco (Araneae: Zodariidae). Zootaxa 4899: 93-114 pdf

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). 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). 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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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