Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Simitidion  Wunderlich, 1992   3 species

Simitidion agaricographum  (Levy & Amitai, 1982)


Palp: embolus partly enclosed by the large conductor. Prosoma 0.8-0.9 mm long. Opisthosoma: epigastric area strongly bulging.

Body length male: 2 mm

Prosoma brown, with a dark median band, and dark margins. Prosoma 0.74-0.94 mm long. Sternum light brown, darker on edges. Eyes: AME as large as PME. Chelicerae: promargin without teeth. Legs light brown, with some dark spots, metatarsus III without trichobothrium. Opisthosoma dorsally greyish, with a light median dentate band, this band is widened on anterior half, and forms a light wide triangle, opisthosoma ventrally whitish, with a black blotch in front of spinnerets, and black patches on each side of pedicel.

Body length female: 1.8-2.7 mm
Additional information

In pine forest.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel
 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.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Uyar & Dolejš, 2017) |||

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

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

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

Knoflach B (1996c) Das Männchen von Simitidion agaricographum (Levy & Amitai) (Arachnida: Araneae, Theridiidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 83: 149-156 pdf

Lecigne S (2021a) A new species of Sintula (Linyphiidae), redescription of Brigittea innocens (Dictynidae) and eight spider species newly recorded for Turkey (Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 11-34 pdf

Levy G (1998b) Araneae: Theridiidae. In Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida III. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem. , 228 pp. pdf

Uyar Z, Dolejš P (2017) New records and notes on some spiders (Araneae: Lycosidae, Salticidae, Theridiidae) from Turkey. Entomological News 127: 51-63 pdf

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

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