Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Steatoda  Sundevall, 1833   19 species

Steatoda dahli  (Nosek, 1905)


Prosoma brown, surface of male prosoma granulated particularly in lateral area. Sternum brown, surrounded with black. Legs brown, distal segments darker. Opisthosoma black, dorsum with variable number of white spots, a fine white lateral band, sometimes interrupted, venter with a white spot behind epigastric furrow and a marking in front of spinnerets.

Body length male: 4.3 mm
Body length female: 5.0-6.3 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Turkey, Israel, Caucasus, Russia (Europe) to Central Asia, Iran
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Levy G (1998b) Araneae: Theridiidae. In Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida III. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem. , 228 pp. pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2020. Internet:

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

01-12-2013 Distribution update Detail
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