Oecobius navus

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Oecobius navus
Stucco spider 02.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Family: Oecobiidae
Genus: Oecobius
Species: O. navus
Binomial name
Oecobius navus
Blackwall, 1859

Thalamia parietalis
O. ionicus
O. annulipes
Omanus maculatus
O. parietalis
O. maculatus
O. hammondi
O. variabilis
O. fluminensis
O. keyserlingi
O. hortensis
O. immaculatus
Thalamia annulipes
O. trifidivulva

Oecobius navus is a small cosmopolitan cribellate spider species of about 2-3mm. It is light grey with darkly annulated legs. It builds flat webs with lateral openings with a diameter of about 3 cm under rocks, on ceilings and along the corners of walls with protruding signaling threads.

Although this species is sometimes called O. annulipes, there is also a species of that name that only occurs in Algeria. Common names for these spiders are wall spider, baseboard spider and stucco spider.

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