Bulbus with neckband-like chitinisation, ventrally with 2 protuberances. Spermaporus small. Prosoma light brown, highest point of prosoma brighter, almost white. Male: with a pair of dark brown, egg-shaped spots behind eyes. Sternum yellow-white. Chelicerae yellow-brown. Legs yellow-white, I and II with spines, III and IV without. Opisthosoma yellow-white, dorsal scutum shiny light brown, with fine radial stripes, ventral scutum pale yellow.
Probably occasionally mixed up with I. velox (Saaristo 2010: 120).
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.
Global distribution (WSC 2021):
Tropical Asia. Introduced to North, Central, South America, Britain, Gaboon, Seychelles, Madagascar, Hawaii
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Saaristo M I (2001) Dwarf hunting spiders or Oonopidae (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Seychelles. Insect Systematics & Evolution 32: 307-358
Saaristo M I (2010) Araneae. In: Gerlach J & Marusik Y M (eds.) Arachnida and Myriapoda of the Seychelles islands. Siri Scientific Press, Manchester, pp. 8-306.
WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2