Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Rhomphaea  L. Koch, 1872   5 species

Rhomphaea nasica  (Simon, 1873)

Description
Male

Prosoma: a high tubercle between the eyes, narrower at its base, with bristles at the tip. Prosoma 0.5-1.2 mm long. Opisthosoma very long as in female, but narrower.

Female

Epigyne: low longitudinal furrow. Prosoma brown, cephalic part raised, round without tubercle. Prosoma 1.5 mm long. Sternum whitish to brown, darker in the middle, with reddish spots. Legs whitish to light brown, with reddish spots. Opisthosoma very high and long, part behind the spinnerets much longer than the rest, more or less oblique, the shape of the opisthosoma variable, colouration light brown, sometimes silvery, with a dorsal reddish band, and a ventral brown band near the spinnerets.

Body length female: 6.2 mm
Additional information

In bushes and on oaks.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Canary Islands, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Greece, Africa, St. Helena
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References

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1987) Die Spinnen der Kanarischen Inseln und Madeiras: Adaptive Radiation, Biogeographie, Revisionen und Neubeschreibungen. Triops Verlag Langen, West Germany

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