Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   119 species

Zodarion nitidum  (Audouin, 1826)


Prosoma brown to light brown, eye region black, fovea distinct. Prosoma length: 1.2-2.0 mm. Sternum slightly lighter than prosoma. Legs brown to yellow. Opisthosoma black, venter occasionally pale.

Body length male: 2.6-4.1 mm

Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.7-2.8 mm.

Body length female: 4.2-7.2 mm
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Distribution comment: Italy: See comment by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North Africa, Middle East

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Denis J (1962b) Araignées recueillies en 1961 par la Mission Belge au Tibesti. Revue Zool Bot afr 65: 29-32

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Levy G (1992) The spider genera Palaestina, Trygetus, Zodarion and Ranops (Araneae, Zodariidae) in Israel with annotations on species of the Middle East. Israel Journal of Zoology 38: 67-110 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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