Oecobius maculatus (Simon, 1870)

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Description of Oecobius maculatus (Common tiny house dweller )

Physical Characteristics

Female 1.5 to 3 mm.
Abdomen light yellow-brown to brown with a dark brown band along the front and a pattern of dark brown and pale spots on top.
Carapace yellow brown to brown with circular arranged dark brown spots on the sides and a dark brown band along the edge.
Legs and palps pale with dark brown annulations.

Male 1.5 to 2 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In walls, on the ground between undergrowth and under stones.


Occurs in the Mediterranean area. Up to the north as far as Hungary and Switzerland.


Spring and summer.