Prodidomidae  Simon, 1884 / Zimiris  Simon, 1882   1 species

Zimiris doriae  Simon, 1882


Body and legs pale brownish, without any pattern. Anterior median eyes black, all lateral eyes silverish. Prosoma dorsally only with few hairs.

Additional information

This species of African and Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe but could not establish so far.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Ivory Coast, Sudan, Eritrea, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, India. Introduced to Mexico, Caribbean, French Guiana, Brazil, Ascension, Germany, Indonesia (Java), Malaysia
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Egypt   (El-Hennawy, 2017a) ||| Germany   (Jäger, 2005) |||

Cubas Rodríguez A, Lara-Cabello V C, Desales-Lara M A, Chamé-Vázquez D (2022) Elusive introduced and synanthropic spiders (Araneae: Cithaeronidae, Gnaphosidae): new records from Mexico, Honduras, and Brazil. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 97: 261-265 pdf

El-Hennawy H K (2017a) A list of Egyptian spiders (revised in 2017). Serket 15: 167-183 pdf

Jäger P (2005) Zimiris doriai (Araneae: Prodidomidae) - erstmals nach Deutschland eingeschleppt. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 29: 17-19 pdf

Platnick N I, Penney D (2004) A revision of the widespread spider genus Zimiris (Araneae, Prodidomidae). American Museum Novitates 3450: 1-12 pdf

Sherwood D, Gringet V, Marusik Y M, Sharp A (2023c) Prodidomus Hentz, 1847 and Zimiris Simon, 1882 on Ascension Island (Araneae: Prodidomidae). Natura Somogyiensis 41: 85-91 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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03-10-2020 Distribution update Detail
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