Eresidae  C. L. Koch, 1845 / Eresus  Walckenaer, 1805   15 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 2019): Italy (Sicily), Morocco?, Algeria?

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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