Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Crustulina  Menge, 1868   4 species

Crustulina guttata  (Wider, 1834)

Description

Cymbium distally broad. Epigyne with lateral grooves. Prosoma dark brown, sometimes bright red-brown. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs dark brown, vaguely annulated, short and robust. Opisthosoma almost circular, brown, dorsally with 3 longitudinal rows of white spots (rarely missing).

Body length male: 2-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2.0-2.5 mm
Additional information

On the ground of open forest areas

Frequency: Frequent, widely distributed

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Canary Is., Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
04-05-2017 Distribution update Old value
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
24-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
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