Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Parasteatoda  Archer, 1946   4 species

Parasteatoda tabulata  (Levi, 1980)


Prosoma 1.3-1.6 mm long.

Body length male: 2.9 mm

Prosoma blackish brown, 1.4-1.9 mm long. Legs yellowish with dark brown annulations. Opisthosoma: colour and pattern as in P. tepidariorum.

Body length female: 3.2-4.6 mm
Additional information

On south-exposed walls of new buildings, synanthropically distributed.

This species of Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Tropical Asia. Introduced to North America, Europe, Georgia, Russia (Europe to Far East), Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan
 male  female
Females with egg sacs from September to November.

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