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

Germany (introduced): hothouse under bark (Kielhorn 2016).

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Seychelles, Reunion, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Taiwan. Introduced to Germany

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.

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

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

13-08-2019 Distribution update Old value
25-05-2016 Distribution update Old value
25-05-2016 Image insert