Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Neottiura  Menge, 1868   6 species

Neottiura curvimana  (Simon, 1914)

Description
Male

Palp brown. Cymbium very large. Prosoma 1 mm long. Prosoma, sternum and chelicerae brown. Legs yellow-brown, patella darker, tibia and metatarsus apically darker. Opisthosoma light brown, dorsally with black and white patches, ventrally as in female.

Body length male: 2.2 mm
Female

Vulva with swollen epigaster, entrance ducts strongly convoluted, forming double helix. Palp: uniformly light yellow. Prosoma 0.8-1 mm long. Prosoma, sternum and chelicerae brown. Legs light yellow, with dark annulations. Opisthosoma whitish reticulated with light brown, dorsally with 2 lateral series of small dark spots, and a single median spot posteriorly, ventrally dark, with a transverse median white patch and 2 small white spots near spinnerets.

Body length female: 2-3 mm
Additional information

In cork oak woods, heathlands and grasslands.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria
Phenology
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Figures
References

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Cárdenas M, Barrientos J A (2011) Arañas del olivar andaluz (Arachnida; Araneae). Aspectos faunísticos. Zool Baetica 22: 99-136

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Knoflach B (1999) The comb-footed spider genera Neottiura and Coleosoma in Europe (Araneae, Theridiidae). Mitt Schweiz Entomol Ges 71: 341-371

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

Vanuytven H, Van Keer J, Poot P (1994) Kogelspinnen verzameld in Zuid-Europa door P. Poot (Araneae, Theridiidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 9: 1-19

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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