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 2024): 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:

Souri, A. M., Shafaie, S., Moradmand, M. & Mirshamsi, O (2024) The spider genus Latrodectus Walckenaer, 1805 (Araneae, Theridiidae) in Iran with the first record of Latrodectus revivensis Shulov, 1948. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics 10: 99-109 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zamani A, Esyunin S L, Mikhailov K G, Marusik Y M (2024) New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), part XI. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics 10: 285-309 pdf

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