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 2021): Scandinavia, Russia (Europe to Far East), China
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Norway   (Farlund, 2019) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Farlund M (2019) Norwegian Spiders - Norske edderkopper. Siste oppdatering for funn av nye arter 10. oktober, 2019. Online at pdf

Fjellberg A (unpubl.)

Holm Å (1945) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Torneträskgebietes. Arkiv för Zoologi 36(A15): 1-80 pdf

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

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] 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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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. Theridiinae und Nesticidae. Fauna Fennica 26: 1-54 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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