Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Dipoena  Thorell, 1869   17 species

Dipoena umbratilis  (Simon, 1873)


Similar to female.

Body length male: 2.1-2.5 mm

Prosoma and sternum reddish brown. Eyes: PME farther from each other than from PLE. Clypeus concave. Legs red-brown, coxa, patella and tarsus lighter, femur and tibia apically darker. Opisthosoma brown, with dorsally 4 or 5 transversal whitish stripes, and often with 2 small whitish spots in the front.

Body length female: 2.5 mm
Additional information

In forests, among moss.

  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Italy based on a misidentification (Pantini & Isaia 2018), but found by IJland & Helsdingen (2019)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Western Mediterranean
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Machado A de B (1949) Araignées nouvelles pour la faune portugaise (III). Memorias e Estudos do Museu Zoologico da Universidade de Coimbra 191: 1-69 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) 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

Simon E (1873a) Aranéides nouveaux ou peu connus du midi de l'Europe. (2e mémoire). Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège (2) 5: 187-351 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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