Uloboridae  Thorell, 1869 / Polenecia  Lehtinen, 1967   1 species

Polenecia producta  (Simon, 1873)


Palp: cymbium with a thin distal projection and 2 marginal spines. Prosoma 1 mm long. Opisthosoma cylindrical.

Body length male: 2.6 mm

Epigyne with an extension directed posteriorly. Prosoma blackish with a red tinge on cephalic part, covered with a dense white pubescence. Prosoma 1.6 mm long. Sternum black, with white hairs. Eyes: posteriors large, equal in size, in a wide row, AME equal to posteriors, AME more than one diameter apart. Chelicerae reddish-brown, short. Legs dark reddish-brown, metatarsus IV much longer than tibia IV. Opisthosoma with a large conical protuberance behind, white yellowish, with a thin longitudinal black line, and on the sides of protuberance 2 oblique black streaks, ventrally black, in the middle with a white blotch, opisthosoma covered with a dense and long white pubescence.

Body length female: 4.5-5.4 mm
Additional information

In dry shrubs and dry grassland. Altitude up to 1200 m.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Mediterranean to Azerbaijan
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Brignoli P M (1979f) Contribution à la connaissance des Uloboridae paléarctiques (Araneae). Revue Arachnologique 2: 275-282 pdf

Brignoli P M (1983a) On the alleged absence of fertilization ducts in the genus Polenecia (Araneae, Uloboridae). Journal of Arachnology 11: 95-96 pdf

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

Lehtinen P T (1967) Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468 pdf

Opell B D (1979) Revision of the genera and tropical American species of the spider family Uloboridae. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 148: 443-549 pdf

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

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). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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