Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Theridion  Walckenaer, 1805   54 species

Theridion helena  Wunderlich, 2011


Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.4-1.6 mm, prosoma width: 1.15-1.25 mm.


Prosoma medium to dark brown, prosoma length: 1.4-1.6 mm, prosoma width: 1.15-1.25 mm. Legs distinctly annulated. Opisthosoma oval, dorsally with am undulating longitudinal band.

Body length female: 3.3-3.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (Crete), Cyprus, Turkey
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece / Crete   (Wunderlich, 2011a) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Lecigne, 2021a) |||

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 (2021a) A new species of Sintula (Linyphiidae), redescription of Brigittea innocens (Dictynidae) and eight spider species newly recorded for Turkey (Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 11-34 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (2011a) Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Heutige und fossile Spinnen. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640 pdf

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