Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Paidiscura  Archer, 1950   2 species

Paidiscura dromedaria  (Simon, 1880)

Description
Male

Palp: embolus long and coiled. Epigastric area not bulging. Prosoma 0.8-0.88 mm long. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 1.6-1.9 mm
Female

Prosoma with dark margin and cephalic region darker. Prosoma 0.58-0.7 mm long. Sternum yellow-brown. Clypeus concave. Chelicerae: promargin without teeth. Legs annulated, metatarsus I 1.6 times as long as tarsus I, tibia IV with one dorsal bristle. Opisthosoma with 2 anterior tubercles, anterior part and posterior end of folium dark. Folium indistinct. Some specimen light, without pattern.

Body length female: 1.8-2 mm
Additional information

In salt marsh, on Tamarix.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Cape Verde Is., Spain, France, Italy, Greece, North Africa to Middle East
Phenology
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Figures
References

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Buchholz S (2013) Spider records from East Macedonia and Thrace (NE Greece). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 45: 45-53

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

IJland S, Helsdingen P J van (2016) On some spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of Basilicata and Calabria, Italy. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 25-44

Knoflach B, Thaler K (2000) Notes on Mediterranean Theridiidae (Araneae)-I. Mem Soc Entomol Ital 78 (2): 411-442

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

Levy G, Amitai P (1982a) The comb-footed spider genera Theridion, Achaearanea and Anelosimus of Israel (Araneae: Theridiidae). J. Zool Lond 196: 81-131

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1977a) Zur Synonymie südeuropäischer Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneida: Theridiidae, Linyphiidae, Gnaphosidae). Senckenberg biol 57: 289-293

Updates
10-01-2017 Distribution update Old value
22-01-2015 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value
12-07-2013 Distribution update Old value