Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Episinus  Walckenaer, 1809   7 species

Episinus truncatus  Latreille, 1809

Description

Male palp with broad distal apophysis. Epigyne with simple arc-shaped anterior margin. Prosoma blackish, without distinct pattern. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs III-IV yellowish, patella of legs I-II red-brown, patella and tibia IV red-brown. Metatarsus yellowish. Tarsus yellowish. Opisthosoma light grey with broad pattern, ventrally blackish with bright longitudinal stripes.

Body length male: 5 mm
Body length female: 5-6.2 mm
Additional information

on shrubs and small bushes, near the ground

Frequency: Not rare, widely distributed

Distribution
  Presence
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Iran
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   ( no references ) ||| Algeria   ( no references ) ||| Austria   ( no references ) ||| Azerbaijan   ( no references ) ||| Belarus   ( no references ) ||| Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( no references ) ||| Croatia   ( no references ) ||| Cyprus   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Estonia   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| France / Corsica   ( no references ) ||| Georgia   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( no references ) ||| Italy / Sardinia   ( no references ) ||| Italy / Sicily   ( no references ) ||| Latvia   ( no references ) ||| Liechtenstein   ( no references ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Montenegro   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Central   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( no references ) ||| Serbia   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Slovenia   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| Tunisia   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Europe)   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||
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Updates
16-05-2018 Distribution update Detail
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail
16-04-2013 Image insert