Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Episinus  Walckenaer, 1809   7 species

Episinus algiricus  Lucas, 1846

Description
Male

Palp: tibia almost as long as wide in lateral view. Prosoma 1.2-1.6 mm long.

Body length male: 2.9-5 mm
Female

Epigyne: cavity longer than wide, without septum. Prosoma: colouration and pattern as E. angulatus, but lighter. Prosoma 1.4-1.7 mm long. Sternum brownish, with a faint median lighter band. Legs pale yellowish, with brown spots, scarcely annulated. Opisthosoma as E. angulatus.

Body length female: 4-5 mm
Additional information

In pine forests, garrigue and holm oak woods.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Northwest Africa, Malta?
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||
References

Barrientos J A, Febrer J B (2018) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). 2: “adenda et corrigenda”. Descripción de tres especies nuevas. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 33: 39-51 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). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Dentici A (2018) Contribution to the knowledge of the spider fauna (Arachnida Araneae) of the Maltese Archipelago. Biodiversity Journal 9: 85-88 pdf

Dentici A, Amata F C (2018) New faunistic data for the Sicilian arachnofauna (Arachnida Araneae). Biodiversity Journal 9: 271-276 pdf

Knoflach B, Rollard C, Thaler K (2009b) Notes on Mediterranean Theridiidae (Araneae) - II. ZooKeys 16: 227-264 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) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
09-01-2019 Distribution update Detail
16-10-2018 Distribution update Detail