Liocranidae  Simon, 1897 / Oedignatha  Thorell, 1881   1 species

Oedignatha scrobiculata  Thorell, 1881


Pedipalp: femur arched, ventral part of tibial apophysis thumb-shaped, retrolateral part with 2 tips. Embolar base on proximal end of tegulum. Prosoma dark chestnut brown, with radiating rows of round punctuations. Prosoma length: 2.80 mm. Legs orange-brown, femora dark brown, tibia and metatarsus I middle brown and distally tinged with dark grey. Opisthosoma dark brown, shiny, with scutum, dorsum with 4 pairs of white spots.

Body length male: 4.0-5.4 mm

Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 2.40 mm. Opisthosoma with dorsal scutum, covering 7/8 of opisthosoma length, venter with an epigastric scutum.

Body length female: 4.0-5.0 mm
Additional information

Hothouse under bark.

This species of Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan. Introduced to Madagascar, Seychelles, Reunion, Germany
 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.

Germany   (Kielhorn, 2016) |||

Deeleman-Reinhold C L (2001) Forest spiders of South East Asia: with a revision of the sac and ground spiders (Araneae: Clubionidae, Corinnidae, Liocranidae, Gnaphosidae, Prodidomidae and Trochanterriidae [sic]). Brill, Leiden, 591 pp. pdf

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

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

07-03-2022 Distribution update Detail
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