Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   30 species

Enoplognatha mediterranea  Levy & Amitai, 1981


Prosoma 1.3-1.5 mm long. Colouration as in female. Chelicerae with 2 strong teeth, basal tooth larger, with some denticles.

Body length male: 3.1-4.4 mm

Epigyne with transverse, bridge-like structure. Prosoma dark to light brown with darker edges. Prosoma 1.3-1.7 mm long. Legs brown, segments apically darker, femur I 1.3 times as long as prosoma. Opisthosoma grey to black, usually with 4 dorsal white spots, ventral black.

Body length female: 3-5 mm
Additional information

Under stones.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Azerbaijan, Iran
 male  female

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