Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   120 species

Zodarion fuscum  (Simon, 1870)


Male palp with approximately equally long terminal teeth on embolus. Prosoma orange-brown, clypeus, margin and striae dark brown. Prosoma length: 1.22-1.48 mm. Legs: coxae, patellae and tarsi yellowish white, femora dark brown, tibiae and metatarsi brown, often with yellow brown streaks. Opisthosoma dark sepia, postero-dorsal spot (sometimes preceded by 4-5 narrow transverse stripes) and venter whitish.

Body length male: 2.2-3.2 mm

Epigyne: median plate wide, trapezoid, with antero-lateral semi-circular pits. Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.46-1.64 mm.


Body length female: 3.2-4 mm
Additional information

Introduced to South England

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Britain, France, Spain, Portugal
 male  female

Askins M (1999) Zodarion fuscum (Simon, 1870): A spider new to Britain. News Br Arachnol Soc 86: 11

Bosmans R (1997) Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833, part II.  Western and Central Europe, including Italy (Araneae: Zodariidae) Bull Br Arachnol Soc 10: 265-294

Denis J (1937a) Contribution à l'étude des araignées du genre Zodarion Walckenaer. Festschrift Embrik Strand 3: 1-50 pdf

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

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