Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Robertus  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1879   18 species

Robertus heydemanni  Wiehle, 1965


Prosoma with shiny brown cephalic region, rest of prosoma with black spots and markings, striae distinct, fovea black. Sernum heart-shaped, densely covered with balck spots, Gnathocoxae, Labium and Coxae somewhat lighter. Legs dark brown, femora lighter. Opisthosma black.

Body length male: 2.3 mm

Colouration dirty grey-brown. Sternum with dark margin and suffused with black. Femur and patella somewhat lighter than the rest of leg segments, suffused with black. Opisthosoma grey to black, book lung area brown, shiny.

Body length female: 2.4 mm
Additional information

Usually in damp habitats, marshes, swamps, also in cultivated lands and cereal fields.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Sweden, Germany, Austria, Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Russia (Europe to West Siberia), Kazakhstan
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Austria   (Steinberger, 2004) ||| Denmark   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Romania   (Weiss & Andriescu, 1989) ||| Russia, Central   (Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Russia, Western   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] 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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Polchaninova N Y, Prokopenko E V (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arthropoda Selecta (Suppl.) 2: 1-268 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Steinberger K-H (2004) Zur Spinnenfauna der Parndorfer Platte, einer Trockenlandschaft im Osten Österreichs (Burgenland) (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones). Denisia 12: 419-440 pdf

Weiss I, Andriescu I (1989) Das Weibchen von Robertus heydemanni Wiehle 1965 (Arachnida: Araneae: Theridiidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 69: 77-81 pdf

Wiehle H (1965a) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der deutschen Spinnenfauna IV. Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 41: 11-57 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1973b) Zur Spinnenfauna Deutschlands, XV. Weitere seltene und bisher unbekannte Arten sowie Anmerkungen zur Taxonomie und Synonymie (Arachnida: Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 54: 405-428 pdf

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