Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   30 species

Enoplognatha mariae  Bosmans & Van Keer, 1999


Prosoma 1.8 mm long. Chelicerae with 2 large teeth and 3 smaller teeth.

Body length male: 4.4 mm

Epigyne with oval, transverse opening, chitinised only on its anterior edge. Prosoma pale yellowish brown, with median stripe and edges greyish. Sternum yellowish brown, with posterior median stripe and edges grey. Legs pale yellowish brown, femur I 1.3 times as long as prosoma. Opisthosoma dorsally whitish, ventrally with a median greyish stripe and 2 lateral whitish stripes. Spinnerets with 3 blackish spots on each side.

Body length female: 4.1-6.5 mm
Additional information

Under stones along brook.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece, Russia (Caucasus)
 male  female
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) |||

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

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 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

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

Ponomarev A V, Volkova D D (2013) [The first results of the study of spiders (Aranei) fauna of the Abrau Peninsula.] Biodiv. St. Nat. Res. 'Utrish', Sci. Works 1: 228-247 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

21-10-2015 Distribution update Detail