Family: Oonopidae Simon, 1890 | key
Genus: Ischnothyreus Simon, 1892 | key
    WSC: Species ext
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    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.

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    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.

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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Pantropical; Canada and Europe (introduced)

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

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

    World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 23.01.2017