Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   117 species

Zodarion italicum  (Canestrini, 1868)

Description

Embolus with bent tip. Spermathecae with atrium, clearly visible. Prosoma brown to dark brown with dark pattern. Legs yellowish-orange. Opisthosoma dorsally dark purple-brown, ventrally uniformly pale yellow.

Body length male: 1.6-2.9 mm
Body length female: 2.1-4.3 mm
Additional information

Since a few decades, this species shows some spreading tendencies within Europe. Nevertheless, it shall not be listed as alien or invasive because it is native for Europe.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe
Phenology
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References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Bosmans R (1997) Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833, part II.  Western and Central Europe, including Italy (Araneae: Zodariidae) Bull Br Arachnol Soc 10: 265-294

Denis J (1937a) Contribution à l'étude des araignées du genre Zodarion Walckenaer. Festschrift Prof. Dr. Embrik Strand 3: 1-50

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 pdf

Pesarini C (1993) Note su alcuni Zodarion Walckenaer della fauna italiana con descrizione di una nuova specie (Araneae, Zodariidae). Atti Soc Ital Sc Nat Mus Civ Stor Nat Milano 133: 5-12

Thaler K, Noflatscher M-T (1990) Neue und bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Südtirol (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröff Mus Ferdinandeum 69: 169-190

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
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value