Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Theridion  Walckenaer, 1805   55 species

Theridion hannoniae  Denis, 1945


Bulb: theridiid tegular apophysis bifid, median apophysis sickle-shaped with pointed tip. Prosoma 0.65-0.76 mm long. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 1.6-1.7 mm

Epigyne: median depression appears to be relatively smaller in T. hannoniae than in T. pyrenaeum. Prosoma yellowish brown to dark brown, 0.62-0.86 mm long. Sternum uniform dark red-brown. Legs grey-white to yellowish, distinctly annulated. Opisthosoma variable, grey with folium or dark grey, brighter spots, ventrally grey with 2 brighter spots anterior of spinnerets.

Body length female: 1.6-2.4 mm
Additional information

Almost always among large stones, in scree slopes, quarries, dykes on river banks and dry chalk rocks. Altitude up to 2000 m.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Madeira, Canary Is.
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Czechia   (Dolejš & Holec, 2020; Řezáč et al., 2021) ||| Denmark   (Lissner & Jonsson, 2022) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Sweden   (Lissner & Jonsson, 2022) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||

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