Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Orchestina  Simon, 1882   11 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 2022): Canary Is., Southwest Europe to Greece, Bulgaria, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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) pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Brignoli P M (1967a) Su alcuni Oonopidae delle isole Ponziane. Fragmenta Entomologica 4: 141-148 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Melic A (1994) Arañas nuevas o de interés de la fauna ibérica (Arachnida: Araneae): Notas aracnológicas aragonesas, 2. Zapateri, Revista Aragonesa de Entomología 4: 109-118 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pekár S, Gajdoš P (2001) Orchestina pavesii (Simon, 1873), an oonopid spider new to Slovakia (Araneae Oonopidae. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 21: 50-53 pdf

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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