Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Orchestina  Simon, 1882   9 species

Orchestina pavesii  (Simon, 1873)


Palp: tibia strongly bulbous, bulb small, spherical, embolus cylindrical, sinuous. Body pale coloured. Femur IV strikingly broadened. Other characters as in female.

Body length male: 0.96-1 mm

Spermatheca: 2 small circles, situated at the ends of a transverse band. Eyes ringed with black, median eyes oval or almost square. Labium almost as wide as long. Opisthosoma whitish.

Body length female: 1.06-1.18 mm
Additional information

Under stones in dry meaows, among litter.

Mediterranean species, a single northern location in a building in Nitra, Slovakia.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Canary Is., Southwest Europe to Greece, Bulgaria, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen
 male  female

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