Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   126 species

Zodarion nigriceps  (Simon, 1873)

Description
Male

Pedipalp: tibial apophysis long, needle-shaped, pointed in antero-lateral direction. Prosoma: cephalic part dark brown to blackish, area between eyes and fovea slightly paler, thoracic part yellowish white. Prosoma length: 1.28-1.50 mm. Legs: coxae white, femora dark brown, tibiae brown to dark brown, metatarsi and tarsi yellowish brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum black, glossy, venter and postero-dorsal spot whitish.

Body length male: 2.4-2.9 mm
Female

Epigyne: median plate trapezoid, median part with dark transverse stripe. Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.32-1.50 mm.

Body length female: 2.9-3.9 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France (Corsica), Italy (Sardinia)
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) |||
References

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

Lissner J (2016c) A small study of the Corsican spider and pseudoscorpion fauna (Araneae, Pseudoscorpiones). Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 5-15 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

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 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

Updates
28-12-2016 Image insert
21-03-2016 Datasheet update Detail