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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Austria, Italy
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.

Austria   (Knoflach et al., 2009a) ||| Czechia   (Vaněk, 2020a; Řezáč et al., 2021; Růžička & Řezáč, 2022a) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Knoflach et al., 2009a) |||

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 (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Řezáč M, Růžička V, Hula V, Dolanský J, Machač O, Roušar A (2021) Spiders newly observed in Czechia in recent years – overlooked or invasive species? BioInvasions Records 10: 555-566 pdf

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022a) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

Vaněk O (2020a) První nález Cortestina thaleri (Araneae: Oonopidae) v České republice [First record of Cortestina thaleri (Araneae: Oonopidae) in the Czech Republic]. Pavouk 49: 4 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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