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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean to Azerbaijan
 male  female

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