Oecobiidae  Blackwall, 1862 / Oecobius  Lucas, 1846   9 species

Oecobius maculatus  Simon, 1870


Palp: basal apophysis largest in the distal half. Prosoma mostly bright, partly spotted. Prosoma 0.51-0.85 mm long. Legs not to distinctly annulated. Opisthosoma mainly bright, partly spotted.

Body length male: 1.4-2.1 mm

Epigyne with short scapus. Prosoma 0.56-0.77 mm long.

Body length female: 1.4-2.6 mm
Additional information

Under stones, in walls and litter.

Since a few decades, this species shows some spreading tendencies within Europe. Nevertheless, it shall not be listed as alien or invasive because it is native for Europe.

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Distribution comment: No records from Austria (B. Thaler-Knoflach, pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Mediterranean to Azerbaijan

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