Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Theonoe  Simon, 1881   4 species

Theonoe major  Denis, 1961




Prosoma flat, yellowish, sometimes with brownish markings, a very thin black borderline. Prosoma 1-1.2 mm long. Sternum heart-shaped, yellowish, with blackish markings, truncated behind, coxae IV more than one diameter apart. Eyes: AME ringed with black, smaller than the other eyes, lateral eyes contiguous, PME a little more than one diameter apart, median ocular quadrangle much wider behind than in front. Chelicerae orange yellow, with 3 small teeth on anterior margin, and 3 small denticles on posterior margin. Legs yellow, metatarsus and tarsus orange, legs very thin and very long, tarsus about a half the length of metatarsus. Opisthosoma oval, yellowish grey to blackish, often with a wide median lighter band.

Body length female: 2.5-2.8 mm
Additional information

In cave.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain

Denis J (1961a) Quelques araignées de Minorque. Archs Zool exp gén 99: 235-243

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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