Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   30 species

Enoplognatha macrochelis  Levy & Amitai, 1981

Description
Male

Palp very similar to E. diversa. Prosoma 1.5-1.8 mm long. Chelicerae smooth, with 2 unequal strong teeth, proximal tooth with 2 denticles at its base, and twice as long as distal tooth.

Body length male: 2.9-4.2 mm
Female

Epigyne: opening unsclerotized, close to posterior margin, posterior margin sclerotized, twice as wide as opening. Prosoma 1.3-1.8 mm long. Colouration as in E. diversa, but legs not mottled, femur I about 1.1 times as long as prosoma.

Body length female: 3.1-5.2 mm
Additional information

In grasslands, mixed forests and under stones.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): North Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Azerbaijan, Iran
Phenology
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 male  female
Females with egg sac in April.
Figures
References

Bosmans R, Van Keer J (1999) The genus Enoplognatha Pavesi, 1880 in the Mediterranean region (Araneae: Theridiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 209-241 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2018 [last updated 1 January 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info

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

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267

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

Otto S (2019) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2019. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

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

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