Scytodidae  Blackwall, 1864 / Scytodes  Latreille, 1804   13 species

Scytodes univittata  Simon, 1882


Prosoma length: 3.5-4.1 mm.

Body length male: 6.5-7.5 mm

Prosoma length: 2.45-6.4 mm.

Body length female: 4.77-11.77 mm
Additional information

This species of non-tropical Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, India. Introduced to Hawaii, Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Canary Is., Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Egypt
 male  female
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.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (El-Hennawy, 2017a) ||| Italy   (Trotta, 2017) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Caria & Pantini, 2023) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Dentici et al., 2023) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019; Carrillo & Ferrández, 2014) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Brignoli P M (1976a) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Scytodidae (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 83: 125-191 pdf

Caria M, Pantini P (2023) Nuovi dati per l’araneofauna sarda (Arachnida: Araneae). Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "Enrico Caffi", Bergamo 36: 65-71 pdf

Carrillo J, Ferrández M A (2014) Primeros registros de Scytodes univittata Simon 1882 (Araneae: Scytodidae) en la Península Ibérica. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 24: 53-57 pdf

Dentici A, Barbera A, Ditta A, Genna C, Surdo S (2023) First Italian reports of Nemoscolus laurae (Simon, 1868) and Zodarion isabellinum (Simon, 1868) (Araneae Araneidae, Zodariidae) in Sicily and remarkable additions to the Sicilian araneofauna. Biodiversity Journal 14: 693-706 pdf

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

Trotta A (2017) Segnalazioni faunistiche italiane. Scytodes univittata Simon, 1882 (Araneae, Scytodidae). Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 149: 93 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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