Oecobiidae  Blackwall, 1862 / Uroctea  Dufour, 1820   3 species

Uroctea durandi  (Latreille, 1809)


Prosoma 3.1 mm long. Colouration as in female, but a little lighter. Opisthosoma black with 5 yellow spots.

Body length male: 6-10 mm

Prosoma black or dark red-brown, 4.1 mm long. Eyes: AME very large, PME much farther from each other than from adjacent laterals. AME one-third diameter apart. Opisthosoma black with 5 yellow spots. Legs black or red-brown.

Body length female: 15 mm
Additional information

In garrigue, dry habitats, holm oak forests, heathlands, under bark, also in buildings. Striking big, chubby species, under stones where it builds a typical "tent-roof-net" with radially pointed margins.

Frequency: Locally frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Mediterranean
Females probably all the year, males in spring, autumn and winter.

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04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
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