Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   126 species

Zodarion styliferum  (Simon, 1870)

Description
Male

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
Female

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

Body length female: 2.9-4.8 mm
Additional information

In citrus groves

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Madeira, Portugal, Spain, France
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| 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

Crespo L C, Cardoso P, Henriques S, Gaspar C (2009b) Spiders (Araneae) from Porto Santo (Madeira, Portgal): Additions to the current knowledge. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa 45: 471-475 pdf

Gaymard M, Lecigne S (2018) Contribution à la connaissance de l'aranéofaune (Araneae) du Gard et en particulier du massif des Gorges du Gardon (Occitanie, France). Bulletin de l'Association Française d'Arachnologie 1: 1-39 pdf

Gaymard M, Mazzia C, Danflous S, Capowiez Y, Cornic J-F, Lecigne S (2018) Découverte en France de Zodarion styliferum (Simon, 1870) (Araneae, Zodariidae). Revue Arachnologique (2) 5: 18-21 pdf

Mestre L, Piñol J, Barrientos J A, Cama A, Espadaler X (2012) Effects of ant competition and bird predation on the spider assemblage of a citrus grove. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 355-362 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

Updates
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