Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Theridion  Walckenaer, 1805   55 species

Theridion prominens  Blackwall, 1870


Palp dark brownish. Prosoma blackish, 1.8 mm long. Sternum blackish, heart-shaped, with slight eminences on the sides, opposite to the legs. Eyes disposed on an anterior prominence of the prosoma, in 2 recurved rows, median ocular quadrangle square. Legs yellowish white, with brown annulations, except leg III. Opisthosoma blackish, posteriorly with a transverse series of small white spots, ventrally with a white spot on each side of spinnerets.

Body length male: 3.8 mm


Additional information

No illustrations provided by the author. Species inquirenda per Pantini & Isaia (2019).

  No data
Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist (Pantini & Isaia 2019)
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Italy
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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.


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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

28-11-2019 Distribution update Detail
15-04-2013 Distribution update Detail