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Images and Species Descriptions
Text and photographs © 2011 Jørgen Lissner
The Spiders of Europe and Greenland
Family: Scytodidae (Spitting Spiders)
Genus: Scytodes Latreille, 1804
Scytodes bertheloti Lucas, 1838
Range: Malta, Spain (Canary Islands), Spain (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Mediterranean to Turkmenistan, Seychelles (Platnick 10.0).
Scytodes canariensis Wunderlich, 1987
Range: Spain (Canary Islands) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Canary Is (Platnick 10.0).
Female.
Female.
Female.
Male.
Male.
Male.
Male.
Male palp.
Scytodes fusca Walckenaer, 1837
Range: Portugal (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Pantropical (Platnick 10.0).
Scytodes immaculata L. Koch, 1875
Range: Greece (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Egypt (Platnick 10.0).
Scytodes ruficeps Doleschall, 1852 (Nomen dubium)
Range: Italy (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Italy (Platnick 10.0).
Scytodes tenerifensis Wunderlich, 1987
Range: Spain (Canary Islands) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Canary Is (Platnick 10.0).
Scytodes thoracica (Latreille, 1802)
Range: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia/Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France (Corsica), France (Mainland), Germany, Great Britain (Channel Islands), Great Britain (Mainland), Greece (Crete), Greece (Cyclades), Greece (Dodecanese Islands), Greece (Mainland), Greece (North Aegean Islands), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sardinia), Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (Azores), Portugal (Madeira), Portugal (Mainland), Romania, Russia (Central European), Russia (Southern European), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Balearic Islands), Spain (Mainland), Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Holarctic, Pacific Is (Platnick 10.0).
Male.
Male.
Male.
Eggsack.
Female with eggsack.
Male.
Male.
Male palp.
Male, abdominal markings.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Scytodes univittata Simon, 1882
Range: Spain (Canary Islands) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Canary Is to Myanmar, synanthropic in Neotropics (Platnick 10.0).
Scytodes velutina Heineken & Lowe, 1832
Range: France (Corsica), France (Mainland), Greece (Crete), Greece (Dodecanese Islands), Greece (Mainland), Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sardinia), Italy (Sicily), Malta, Portugal (Madeira), Portugal (Mainland), Portugal (Selvagens Islands), Spain (Balearic Islands), Spain (Canary Islands)?, Spain (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Mediterranean, Cape Verde Is (Platnick 10.0).
Exuvium, glued to substrate?.
Subadult female.
Subadult female.
Subadult female.
Subadult female.
Subadult female.
Subadult female.
Subadult female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Scytodes venusta (Thorell, 1890)
Range: Netherlands (introduced) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Sri Lanka to Java, introduced in Netherlands (Platnick 10.0).