Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Ouedia  Bosmans & Abrous, 1992   1 species

Ouedia rufithorax  (Simon, 1881)


Embolus short and straight. Epigyne with two processes, reaching beyond epigastric furrow. Vulva with oval spermathecae. Prosoma red with darkened striae and spot before fovea, head region reddish brown. Sternum reddish brown with grey margin. Chelicerae brown. Legs orange-red. Opisthosoma dark grey to black

Body length male: 1.46-1.74 mm
Body length female: 1.9-1.96 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Algeria, Tunisia

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06-02-2019 Distribution update Old value
09-04-2013 Distribution update Old value