Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   30 species

Enoplognatha testacea  Simon, 1884

Description
Male

Male palp with small, inconspicuous radix. Colouration as in female. Prosoma 1-1.4 mm long. Chelicerae with a small distal tooth, and a large basal tooth with a denticle at its base.

Body length male: 2.2-3.3 mm
Female

Epigyne with small, round central depression. Prosoma light brown, 1-1.5 mm long. Legs light brown, unicoloured. Opisthosoma grey-brown, 3 pairs of white, irregular spots. Laterally with bright stripe, sometimes broken into spots.

Body length female: 2.4-4.1 mm
Additional information

Usually in dry habitats, garrigue, holm oak and cork oak forests, pine forests, dry grasslands, vineyards, rarely in meadows, in caves and under stones.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Southern, Central Europe to Central Asia
Phenology
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Females with egg sac in February and May.
Figures
References

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Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

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Lecigne S (2018b) Récits de chasses aranéologiques récentes dans plusieurs départements de France. Redécouverte de Philodromus buchari Kubcová, 2004 (Araneae: Philodromidae) et confirmation de la présence de Theridion harmsi Wunderlich, 2011 (Araneae: Theridiidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 33: 59-99 pdf

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Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1976) Zur Kenntnis der mitteleuropäischen Arten der Gattung Enoplognatha Pavesi und Robertus O. Pick. Cambridge Senck Biol 57: 97-112

Updates
20-09-2018 Image insert
18-12-2014 Image insert