Eresidae  C. L. Koch, 1845 / Eresus  Walckenaer, 1805   17 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 2020): Italy (Sicily), Morocco?, Algeria?
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

El-Hennawy H K (2016) A note on Eresus albopictus Simon, 1873 (Araneae: Eresidae). Serket 15: 107-111 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

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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