Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Thymoites  Keyserling, 1884   2 species

Thymoites bellissimus  (L. Koch, 1879)


Prosoma 1.3 mm long. Colouration as in female. Chelicerae: promargin with 2 small teeth.

Body length male: 2.5 mm

Epigyne: atrium with a narrow median septum. Prosoma yellowish grey, with a darker median band, and blackish margin. Prosoma 0.95 mm long. Sternum greyish green, darker on edges. Legs light yellowish with dark annulations, tibia and metatarsus darker apically. Opisthosoma yellowish white, dorsally with pattern of blackish patches spotted with white.

Body length female: 2.2 mm
Additional information

In forests, moss or shady banks.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to Far East), China
Distribution List
Finland   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) |||

Farlund M (2012) Norwegian Spiders - Norske edderkopper. Online at

Fjellberg A (unpubl.)

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

Holm Å (1945) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Torneträskgebietes. Arkiv Zool 36: 1-80

Holm Å (1973) On the Spiders collected during the Swedish Expeditions to Novaya Zemlya and Yenisey in 1875 and 1876. Zool Scripta 2: 71-110

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

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Palmgren P (1974b) Die Spinnenfauna Finnlands und Ostfennoskandiens V. Fauna Fenn 26: 1-54

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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