Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Cortestina  Knoflach, 2009   1 species

Cortestina thaleri  Knoflach, 2009


Body colouration: pale yellow to orange-brown. Prosoma pale yellow-brown with reticulate greyish markings at sides. Eyes surrounded by dark pigmentation. Sternum pale yellow with thin dark margins. Legs pale yellow or reddish brown. Opisthosoma uniformly light brown or reddish brown, sometimes with some dusky patches (after Knoflach et al. 2009)

Body length male: 0.97-1.27 mm
Body length female: 1.11-1.32 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Austria, Italy

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

Knoflach B, Pfaller K, Stauder F (2009a) Cortestina thaleri - a new dwarf six-eyed spider from Austria and Italy (Araneae: Oonopidae: Oonopinae). Contributions to Natural History 12: 743-771 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