Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Theridion  Walckenaer, 1805   54 species

Theridion pinicola  Simon, 1873


Bulb with a strong, conical, reddish apophysis, and a small black tooth. Prosoma 1 mm long. Characters as in female.


Epigyne: atrium small, semicircular, with a posterior black wide margin. Prosoma light brownish, with a dark wedge-shaped mark on cephalic part, and a thin dark borderline. Prosoma 1 mm long. Sternum light greenish grey, sometimes darker on margin. Legs whitish, with dark annulations. Opisthosoma: colouration variable, geenish grey, dorsally with a grey dentate median band, bordered with white, this band is widened in the middle, and forms a light broad triangle, ventrally uniformly coloured.

Body length female: 2.9 mm
Additional information

In pine forests.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): France (Corsica), Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia
Adults of both sexes in summer.
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

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

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

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