ⓘ Zorodictyna oswaldi

                                     

ⓘ Zorodictyna oswaldi

Zorodictyna oswaldi is a species of spider in the family Udubidae, found in Madagascar. It was first described in 1891 by Heinrich Lenz as Agroeca oswaldi. The species name honours Albert OSwald whose collection had been given to Lenz, the name was originally written oswaldi. In 1908 Embrik Strand placed it in the genus Uliodon, in 1967 Pekka T. Lehtinen transferred it to Zorodictyna.

The cephalothorax is reddish-brown, without any special markings, legs are painted in a different color. It is rounded, somewhat truncated in front, with his head slightly shifted. In the upper part of the oval abdomen is pale gray, hairy, with dark longitudinal lines and irregular interlocking patches. Males have a body about 13 mm long, females with a length of about 19 mm.

                                     
  • genus has two accepted species. Zorodictyna inhonesta Madagascar Zorodictyna oswaldi Madagascar Gen. Zorodictyna Strand, 1907 World Spider Catalog
  • 1863 type - Madagascar Zorodictyna Strand, 1907 Zorodictyna inhonesta Simon, 1906 type - Madagascar Zorodictyna oswaldi Lenz, 1891 - Madagascar
  • Hogg, 1896 Mitzoruga marmorea Hogg, 1896 Uliodon oswaldi Lenz, 1891 Zorodictyna oswaldi Lenz, 1891 Uliodon tarantulinus L. Koch, 1873 Mituliodon
  • Simon, 1903 Uduba madagascariensis Vinson, 1863 Zorodictyna inhonesta Simon, 1906 Zorodictyna oswaldi Lenz, 1891 Uloborus aureus Vinson, 1863 Uloborus