Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Neospintharus  Exline, 1950   1 species

Neospintharus syriacus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma: cephalic part with 2 protuberances not bearing the median eyes. Colouration of body, shape of opisthosoma as in female.

Body length male: 2.4-4.6 mm

Prosoma red-brown to black. Legs yellowish, with some brown bands. Opisthosoma brown to black, mottled with silver, or silvery with black lines. Opisthosoma triangular in profile, posteriorly with 4 short projections.

Body length female: 3.7-5.3 mm
Additional information

In Pinus forests, maquis, Cytisus on slope.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Turkey, Lebanon, Israel
 male  female
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 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

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

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

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

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

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