Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Dipoena  Thorell, 1869   17 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: 1.75-2.1 mm
Additional information

In Quercus forest on slope and moist places with dense vegetation. Altitude 700 m.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece, Cyprus, Israel
 male  female
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) |||

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

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

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.)

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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