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 2020): Western Mediterranean
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| France / Corsica   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

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

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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). Mems Estud Mus zool Univ Coimbra 191: 1-69

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). Mém Soc roy sci Liège (2) 5: 1-174

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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