Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Asagena  Sundevall, 1833   4 species

Asagena italica  (Knoflach, 1996)

Description

Male palp with blunt, inconspicuous accompanying process of embolus. Epigyne hardly furrowed. Prosoma dark brown. Sternum black-brown. Chelicerae black-brown. Legs I-II dark brown, III-IV brown, patella, tibia, metatarsus and tarsus yellow-brown. Opisthosoma black, dorsally with white or yellow pattern.

Body length male: 4.4-5.2 mm
Body length female: 4.2-5 mm
Additional information

in olive groves, extensively farmed cultivated land or wasteland

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): France (incl. Corsica), Switzerland, Italy, Algeria
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||
References

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

Hänggi A, Stäubli A (2012) Nachträge zum „Katalog der schweizerischen Spinnen“: 4. Neunachweise von 2002 bis 2011. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 44: 59-76 pdf

Knoflach B (1996b) Die Arten der Steatoda phalerata-Gruppe in Europa (Arachnida: Araneae, Theridiidae). Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 69: 377-404 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: 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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
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