Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Theridion  Walckenaer, 1805   53 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, palm orchard and dry chalk rocks. Altitude up to 2000 m.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Madeira, Canary Is.
 male  female
Females probably all the year.
Distribution List
Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Denmark   ( no references ) ||| 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   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   ( no references ) ||| Tunisia   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||

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