Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Euryopis  Menge, 1868   15 species

Euryopis saukea  Levi, 1951


Cymbium distally with pointed process. Conductor pointed. Epigyne with ± circular epigynal groove. Prosoma dark grey-brown with black margin. Sternum black. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs black. Femur sometimes with brighter bands and rings. Tarsus whitish. Opisthosoma black, dorsally with silver spots in anterior half, which can also merge into stripes.

Body length male: 2.4-2.9 mm
Body length female: 2.4-2.9 mm
Additional information

Amongst grass and under stones in warm, sunny places, North American species, brought to Europe

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): North America, Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Estonia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Esyunin S L, Efimik V E (1995) Remarks on the Ural spider fauna, 4. New records of spider species (excluding Linyphiidae) from the Urals (Arachnida Aranei). Arthropoda Selecta 4(1): 71-91 pdf

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Miller F (1963) Tschechoslowakische Spinnenarten aus der Gattung Euryopis Menge (Araneae, Theridiidae). Časopis Československé Společnosti Entomologické 60: 341-348 pdf

Nuruyeva T V (2017) The fauna of soil-dwelling spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) in forest stands of dry-steppe lowmountains of Gobustan, Azerbaijan. Euroasian Entomological Journal 16: 306-310 pdf

Oger P, Picard J (2016) Découverte en France d'Euryopis saukea Levi, 1951 (Araneae, Theridiidae). Revue Arachnologique (2) 3: 9-10 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Ponomarev A V (2005a) New and interesting finds of spiders (Aranei) in the southeast of Europe. Vestnik Yuzhnogo Nauchnogo Tsentra Rossijskaja Akademija Nauk, Rostov 1(4): 43-50 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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