Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   27 species

Enoplognatha quadripunctata  Simon, 1884


Prosoma 0.85-1.9 mm long. Chelicerae as in E. thoracica: one large tooth with denticles at its base, and one smaller tooth.

Body length male: 1.8-3.8 mm

Epigyne not strongly sclerotized, median part flat and trapezoid. Prosoma 1-1.6 mm long. Colouration as in E. thoracica, usually with opisthosomal spots, but sometimes uniformly coloured.

Body length female: 2.2-4.1 mm
Additional information

Usually in dry habitats, sand dunes, maquis, pine forests, stony hillsides, dry shrubs, also in chestnut woods, grasslands and marshes.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean, Caucasus, Kazakhstan
 male  female

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21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value