Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Cryptachaea  Archer, 1946   3 species

Cryptachaea riparia  (Blackwall, 1834)

Description

Conductor bluntly rounded distally. Epigyne posteriorly with chitinous bulge. Prosoma very dark, red-brown to black. Sternum very dark, red-brown to black. Chelicerae very dark, red-brown to black. Legs yellowish, distinctly annulated with brown-black. Opisthosoma brown with numerous dark and almost white spots, sometimes also transverse stripes, ventrally unicoloured dark brown.

Body length male: 3-4 mm
Body length female: 3-4 mm
Additional information

Near the ground in forest edges exposed to the sun, walls, rocks, etc.

Frequency: Frequent, widely distributed, difficult to find

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Updates
15-12-2017 Image insert
28-04-2014 Distribution update Old value
15-04-2013 Datasheet update Old value
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value