Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Latrodectus  Walckenaer, 1805   8 species

Latrodectus dahli  Levi, 1959


Opisthosoma without pattern and uniformly black.

Body length female: 3.7 - 5.5 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): North Africa, Cyprus, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Middle East, Iran, Central Asia
 male  female
Distribution List
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, van Harten A (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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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