Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   31 species

Enoplognatha verae  Bosmans & Van Keer, 1999


Prosoma 1.5 mm long. Colouration as in female, but sternum with posterior median dark spot. Chelicerae with one large, basally curved tooth and denticles at the base of this tooth.

Body length male: 3.3-3.8 mm

Epigyne with small posterior median depression, only its anterior margin chitinised. Prosoma yellowish brown, with median and lateral dark stripes. Prosoma 0.95-1.8 mm long. Sternum yellowish brown with bifurcated stripe. Legs yellowish brown, all segments apically darker, and with scattered black spots, femur I twice as long as prosoma. Opisthosoma whitish, dorsally with an elongated dark grey to black folium, ventrally with a median dark band and 2 lateral whitish stripes.

Body length female: 2.8-5.7 mm
Additional information

Under stones.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Morocco, Spain, Tunisia, Italy, Greece
 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.

Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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

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

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