Eresidae  C. L. Koch, 1845 / Eresus  Walckenaer, 1805   19 species

Eresus albopictus  Simon, 1873


Prosoma 6.8 mm long. Colouration as in E. kollari, except the following characters. Prosoma: cephalic part dorsally covered with a red pubescence, lateral and thoracic part with black hairs. Opisthosoma laterally black, dorsally with a wide, lobed, red band, ventrally black.


Prosoma black, covered with black hairs, and with sparse white hairs. Prosoma 8.2-9.5 mm long. Chelicerae covered with black hairs. Opisthosoma black, with tufts of white hairs, and circles of white hairs around deep points.

Body length female: 20.2 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy (Sicily)
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.

Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

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

Simon E (1873b) Etudes arachnologiques. 2e Mémoire. III. Note sur les espèces européennes de la famille des Eresidae. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France (5) 3: 335-358 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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