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

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.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Tropical Asia. Introduced to North, Central, South America, Britain, Gaboon, Seychelles, Madagascar, Hawaii

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

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1951) British Spiders 1. Ray Soc London

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

26-02-2015 Distribution update Old value
01-05-2014 Distribution update Old value