Eresidae  C. L. Koch, 1845 / Loureedia  Miller, Griswold, Scharff, Řezáč, Szűts & Marhabaie, 2012   5 species

Loureedia annulipes  (Lucas, 1857)


Prosoma black with scattered white setae and a longitudinal patch of orange/red hairs that can extend anteriorly to the eye region and as posteriorily as the cephalic region, but it is often much smaller.
Legs relatively long with bands of white setae.
Opisthosoma dark with pattern of white spots surrounding sigilla and two longitudinal yellow stripes running through sigilla. 
Male palp with proximal-distal axis; tegulum subtrapezoidal; conductor and embolus together form apical complex making one helical turn; conductor membranous at prolateral origin, abruptly transitioning dorsally-retrolaterally to heavily sclerotized bifid structure; tegular division longer than embolic division; cymbium with several long prolateral mesosetae.


Prosoma black with many scattered white setae.
Legs with scattered white setae, forming small rings at the segment joints. 
Epygine bar almost straight. 
Vulva with compact duct system and anterior lobe. Spermathecal heads of the anterior lobe spherical and distant from each other.

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Libya, Egypt, Israel
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.

Algeria  Removed (El-Hennawy, 2005a; Szűts et al., 2023) ||| Egypt   (El-Hennawy, 2004b) ||| Libya   (Henriques et al., 2018) ||| Tunisia  Removed (El-Hennawy, 2005a; Szűts et al., 2023) |||

El-Hennawy H K (2004b) Review of spiders of genus Eresus in Egypt (Araneida: Eresidae). Serket 9: 25-35 pdf

El-Hennawy H K (2005a) A new species of genus Eresus from Algeria and Tunisia (Araneida: Eresidae). Serket 9: 87-90 pdf

Henriques S, Miñano J, Pérez-Zarcos L, Řezáč M, Rodríguez F, Tamajón Gómez R, Martínez-Avilés J (2018) First records of Loureedia (Araneae, Eresidae) from Europe, with the description of a new species and a survey of the genus. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 33: 3-20 pdf

Miller J A, Griswold C E, Scharff N, Řezáč M, Szűts T, Marhabaie M (2012) The velvet spiders: an atlas of the Eresidae (Arachnida, Araneae). ZooKeys 195: 1-144 pdf

Szűts T, Szabó K, Zamani A, Forman M, Miller J, Oger P, Fabregat M, Kovács G, Gál J (2023) A study in scarlet: integrative taxonomy of the spider genus Loureedia (Araneae: Eresidae). Diversity 15(238): 1-26 pdf

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

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