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Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Opopaea  Simon, 1892   4 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

Germany (introduced): hothouse in litter layer (Kielhorn, 2016).

Distribution
  Presence
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): USA (Florida), Mexico to Panama, Brazil, Caribbean Is. Introduced to Canary Is., Germany, Japan (Ogasawara Is.), Pacific Is.
Phenology
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Figures
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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
19-02-2019 Distribution update Old value
25-05-2016 Distribution update Old value
25-05-2016 Image insert