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 2023): Mediterranean to Azerbaijan
 male  female
Distribution List
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

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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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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