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 2023): France, Hungary, Ukraine, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North America
 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.

France   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Szinetár et al., 2004) ||| Moldova   (Mikhailov, 2013) ||| 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

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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18-12-2014 Image insert