Oecobiidae  Blackwall, 1862 / Oecobius  Lucas, 1846   9 species

Oecobius maculatus  Simon, 1870

Description
Male

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
Female

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.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: No records from Austria (B. Thaler-Knoflach, pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Mediterranean to Azerbaijan
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References

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