Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Latrodectus  Walckenaer, 1805   9 species

Latrodectus dahli  Levi, 1959


Opisthosoma without pattern and uniformly black.

Body length female: 3.7 - 5.5 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): North Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Middle East, Iran, Central Asia
 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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Morocco   (Jäger & Gromov, 2011) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Jäger & Gromov, 2011) |||

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

Jäger P, Gromov V (2011) First records of Latrodectus dahli Levi, 1959 from Morocco, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 188-192 pdf

Knoflach B, Harten A van (2002) The genus Latrodectus (Araneae: Theridiidae) from mainland Yemen, the Socotra Archipelago and adjacent countries. Fauna of Arabia 19: 321-361 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

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

05-06-2020 Distribution update Detail
04-06-2013 Image insert