Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Dipoena  Thorell, 1869   15 species

Dipoena galilaea  Levy & Amitai, 1981


Epigynal plate with 2 shallow, sclerotized cups near the epigastric furrow. Vulva: one of the 2 pairs of seminal receptacles is rather large, elongated and constricted apically. Prosoma brown with black markings. Prosoma 0.75-0.8 mm long. Legs yellow, slightly darker at distal articulations. Opisthosoma black, with white pattern dorsally.

Body length female: 1.7-2.1 mm
Additional information

In Quercus forest on slope and moist places with dense vegetation.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel
 male  female
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.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Van Keer et al., 2010) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Yağmur & Tutar, 2023) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Lecigne S (2023) New contribution to the spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of Kerkyra (Corfu) and update of the provisional checklist of species from the Ionian Island. Journal of the Belgian Arachnological Society 38 (1, suppl.): 1-51 pdf

Levy G, Amitai P (1981a) Spiders of the genera Euryopis and Dipoena (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Israel. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 5: 177-188 pdf

Lissner J (unpubl.)

Van Keer J, Van Keer K, De Koninck H, Ramel G (2010) The arachnofauna (Araneae) of wetland Kerkini (Macedonia-Northern Central Greece). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 62: 141-160 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Yağmur E A, Tutar O (2023) First record of Dipoena galilaea Levy & Amitai, 1981 (Araneae: Theridiidae) for the spider fauna of Turkey. Acta Zoologica Cypria 1: 22-25 pdf

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