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Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   126 species

Zodarion merlijni  Bosmans, 1994

Description
Male

Prosoma yellow with light brown pattern. Prosoma length: 1.86 mm. Sternum pale. Legs: femur I light brown, remaining segments yellow. Opisthosoma: dorsum brown, with a whitish spot above the spinnerets.

Body length male: 2.4-3.5 mm
Female

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 3.1-3.6 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Bosmans R (1994b) Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833 in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands (Araneae, Zodariidae). Eos 69: 115-142 pdf

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

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