Oedothorax apicatus Blackwall, 1850,

Della Rocca, Francesca, Stefanelli, Silvia, Cardarelli, Elisa, Bogliani, Giuseppe & Bracco, Francesco, 2021, Contribution to the knowledge of the arthropods community inhabiting the winter-flooded meadows (marcite) of northern Italy, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 57889-57889: 57889

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Oedothorax apicatus Blackwall, 1850


Oedothorax apicatus Blackwall, 1850 


Palaearctic species ( Isaia et al. 2007). It is distributed in Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Central Asia and China ( World Spider Catalog 2020). It can be found in mainland Italy ( Pantini and Isaia 2019).


It is a widespread species in many open habitats, such as disturbed grasslands, agricultural fields and river pebbles. It is found mainly in low vegetation and in litter. It is a mainly nocturnal active species, which has a low resistance to drying and low temperatures. It is a weaver spider of simple webs on the ground ( Isaia et al. 2007). Adults of both sexes have been recorded throughout the year, most often between late spring and mid-summer. Individuals can either overwinter as immature individual or as eggs, depending on the time of reproduction ( Harvey et al. 2002).