Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Neottiura  Menge, 1868   6 species

Neottiura curvimana  (Simon, 1914)


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

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.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Portugal, Spain, France, Algeria
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

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

Knoflach B (1999) The comb-footed spider genera Neottiura and Coleosoma in Europe (Araneae, Theridiidae). Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 71: 341-371 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

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 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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