Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   113 species

Zodarion styliferum  (Simon, 1870)


Prosoma brown to dark brown, some specimens with oval median spot and rounded, yellowish orange spot in posterior part. Prosoma length: 1.26-2.46 mm. Legs: coxae, tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi yellowish white, tibiae sometimes darker, femora brown to blackish brown, base of femora III-IV lighter. Opisthosoma dark sepia, ventral median spot, lateral stripe and postero-dorsal spot yellowish white.

Body length male: 2.2-2.9 mm

Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.40-1.70 mm.

Body length female: 2.9-4.8 mm
Additional information

In citrus groves

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Madeira, Portugal, Spain, France
 male  female

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