Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Dipoenata  Wunderlich, 1988   1 species

Dipoenata cana  Kritscher, 1996




Epigyne very sclerotized. Vulva: the first pair of seminal receptacles oval and smaller than the seconds, vulva similar to those of Dipoena braccata and D. tristis, but differs in size of the seminal receptacles. Prosoma and sternum uniform grey. Prosoma 1.4 mm long. Eyes: posterior row recurved, PME scarcely closer to one another than to PLE. Legs pale yellow, femur I, II and IV apically darker. Opisthosoma oval, dark, with dense grey hairs.

Body length female: 2.7 mm
Additional information

Only one female known. Near a pond, under stones.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Malta
 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.

Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) |||

Kritscher E (1996) Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Spinnen-Fauna der Maltesischen Inseln (Chelicerata: Araneae). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie B 98: 117-156 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

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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