Eresidae  C. L. Koch, 1845 / Loureedia  Miller, Griswold, Scharff, Řezáč, Szűts & Marhabaie, 2012   3 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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Distribution comment: Not in Europe; former records from Spain refer to Loureedia colleni (Henriques et al. 2018)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Henriques S, Miñano J, Pérez-Zarcos L, Řezáč M, Rodríguez F, Tamajón 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, Rezác M, Szüts T, Marhabaie M (2012) The velvet spiders: an atlas of the Eresidae (Arachnida, Araneae). ZooKeys 195: 1-144

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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