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Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Opopaea  Simon, 1892   5 species

Opopaea deserticola  Simon, 1892

Description
Male

Pedipalp: bulbus 1 to 1.5 times as long as cymbium. Prosoma pale orange, without pattern, eyes (6) well developed. Sternum uniformly pale orange. Cheliceren pale orange, pro- and retromargin without teeth. Legs uniformly yellow. Opisthosoma with pale orange, strongly sclerotized scutum.

Body length male: 1.25 mm
Female

Vulva: receptaculum (in dorsal view) short, T-shaped, situated near epigastric furrow. Colouration as in males. Dorsal scutum covering more than 3/4 of opisthosoma.

Body length female: 1.50 mm
Additional information

Hothouse in litter layer.

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

Distribution
  Presence
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Southeast Asia. Introduced to USA to Panama, Caribbean, Venezuela, Brazil, Canary Is., Middle East, Japan (Ogasawara Is.), Pacific Is.
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Germany   (Kielhorn, 2016) |||
References

Kielhorn K-H (2016) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Webspinnen und Weberknechte in Berlin und Brandenburg. Märkische Entomologische Nachrichten 17(2): 261-286 pdf

Platnick N I, Dupérré N (2009a) The goblin spider genera Opopaea and Epectris (Araneae, Oonopidae) in the New World. American Museum Novitates 3649: 1-43 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
07-05-2021 Distribution update Detail
19-02-2019 Distribution update Detail
25-05-2016 Distribution update Detail
25-05-2016 Image insert