Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Platnickina  Kocak & Kemal, 2008   2 species

Platnickina nigropunctata  (Lucas, 1846)

Description
Male

Palp small. Characters as in female. Epigastric area bulging.

Body length male: 3 mm
Female

Prosoma whitish, with a black median band, black markings on sides, and a black borderline. Prosoma 1.2-1.4 mm long. Sternum whitish, with one anterior black spot, and 3 dark spots on each side. Chelicerae: promargin without teeth. Legs whitish, anterior femur mottled with black dots, tibia with an apical brown annulation, more or less clear, tibia with one dorsal bristle, metatarsus III with a trichobothrium. Opisthosoma whitish, mottled with black dots, dorsally with a white median band, or with 2 longitudinal series of black spots, ventrally with black spots.

Body length female: 3.1-3.4 mm
Additional information

In shrubs, bushes and in garrigue.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Mediterranean
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Albania   ( Vrenozi & Jäger, 2013; ) ||| Algeria   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Cyprus   ( Bosmans et al., 2019c; ) ||| Egypt   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| France / Corsica   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( Bosmans et al., 2013; ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Italy / Sicily   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Morocco   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   ( no references ) ||| Tunisia   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) |||
References

Barrientos J A, Febrer B (2017) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). Nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 31: 8-24 pdf

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

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

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

Lecigne S (2018b) Récits de chasses aranéologiques récentes dans plusieurs départements de France. Redécouverte de Philodromus buchari Kubcová, 2004 (Araneae: Philodromidae) et confirmation de la présence de Theridion harmsi Wunderlich, 2011 (Araneae: Theridiidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 33: 59-99 pdf

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

Öztürk N, Danişman T, Tüfekl M, Ulusoy M R (2013) Spider fauna of pomegranate and olive orchards in the Eastern Mediterranean Region of Turkey. Turkish Bulletin of Entomology 3: 67-73

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

Vrenozi B, Jäger P (2013) Spiders (Araneae) from Albania and Kosovo in the collection of Carl Friedrich Roewer. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 46: 17-26

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

Updates
20-09-2018 Image insert
30-12-2017 Distribution update Detail
24-10-2014 Distribution update Detail
28-04-2014 Distribution update Detail
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail