Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Dipoena  Thorell, 1869   17 species

Dipoena lugens  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1909)




Prosoma dark brown, cephalic part lighter, ocular area prominent. Eyes: posterior eyes about equal in size and nearly equidistant from each other, about one diameter apart. Legs: femur black, patella and tibia red-brown, tibia IV darker than the others, tarsus and metatarsus black, leg IV with its joints white, femur IV basally white. Opisthosoma wide oval, black, glossy, with long hairs.

Body length female: 3.2 mm
Additional information

Since a few decades, this species shows some spreading tendencies within Europe. Nevertheless, it shall not be listed as alien or invasive because it is native for Europe.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Britain, Spain
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Distribution List
Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf