Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Chrysso  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1882   1 species

Chrysso nordica  (Chamberlin & Ivie, 1947)


Coloration as in females. Opisthoma elongated with a cuneiform protrusion (not as distinct as in females).


Epigyne shows a horseshoe-like form. Prosoma light yellow, with conspicious dark median and lateral stripes.Sternum yellow, with dark margin. Legs yellow. Tibia I with a dark brown distal annulation. Opisthosoma white, with cuneiform protrusion. In lateral view with two dark stripes reaching from the spinnerets to the cuneiform protrusion.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): France, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North America
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Szinetár et al., 2004) ||| Moldova   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||

Levi H W (1957b) Spiders of the new genus Arctachaea (Araneae, Theridiidae). Psyche, Cambridge 64: 102-106 pdf

Milano F, Mammola S, Rollard C, Leccia M-F, Isaia M (2019) An inventory of the spider species of Barcelonnette (France), with taxonomic notes on Piniphantes agnellus n. comb. (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Zoosystema 41(4): 29-58 pdf

Szinetár C, Horváth R, Eichardt J (2004) Chrysso nordica (Theridiidae, Araneae) found in eastern Hungary is a new species species for central Europe. In: Samu F, Szinetár C (eds.) European Arachnology 2002. Plant Protection Institute & Berzsenyi College, Budapest, pp. 303-307 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

19-01-2021 Distribution update Detail
20-02-2019 Distribution update Detail
18-12-2014 Image insert