Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Dipoena  Thorell, 1869   15 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 2023): Western Mediterranean
 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.

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). 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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

12-03-2019 Datasheet update Detail
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09-08-2018 Image insert
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05-03-2015 Distribution update Detail