Oonopidae  Simon, 1890 / Ischnothyreus  Simon, 1892   3 species

Ischnothyreus peltifer  (Simon, 1892)


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.

Additional information

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 and could establish.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Tropical Asia. Introduced to North, Central, South America, Britain, Switzerland, Gaboon, Seychelles, Madagascar, Hawaii
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Switzerland   (Hänggi et al., 2021) ||| United Kingdom   (Locket & Millidge, 1951; Saaristo, 2010) |||

Hänggi A, Bobbitt I, Kranz-Baltensperger Y, Bolzern A, Gilgado J D (2021) Spiders (Araneae) from Swiss hothouses, with records of four species new for Switzerland. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 67-74 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1951) British spiders. Vol. I. Ray Society, London, 310 pp. pdf

Saaristo M I (2001) Dwarf hunting spiders or Oonopidae (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Seychelles. Insect Systematics & Evolution 32: 307-358 pdf

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. pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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