Eresidae  C. L. Koch, 1845 / Eresus  Walckenaer, 1805   15 species

Eresus ruficapillus  C. L. Koch, 1846




Prosoma light brownish with orange hairs, cephalic part of prosoma remarkably tapened backwards. Quadrangle formed by the 4 lateral eyes as wide behind as in front. Legs dark reddish brown. Opisthosoma black.

Body length female: 21 mm
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Distribution comment: Probably endemic to Sicily (Rezác et al. 2008a: 275), therefore all other countries/regions deleted.
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Italy (Sicily)

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

Koch C L (1846) Die Arachniden. Nürnberg, Dreizehnter Band, pp. 1-234, Vierzehnter Band, pp. 1-88

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Rezác M, Pekár S, Johannesen J (2008a) Taxonomic review and phylogenetic analysis of central European Eresus species (Araneae: Eresidae). Zoologica Scripta 37: 263-287 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

19-09-2018 Distribution update Old value
08-01-2015 Image insert