Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Episinus  Walckenaer, 1809   7 species

Episinus maculipes  Cavanna, 1876

Description

Prosoma yellowish-white, with distinct brownish median stripe reaching chelicerae, eye region distinctly protruding, prosoma almost circular. Sternum blackish, with bright median stripe. Legs yellowish-white, often vaguely annulated with brown. Opisthosoma whitish with dark brown pattern, most distinct posteriorly, dark pattern ventrally only in the range of spinneret glands and epigaster.

Body length male: 3.5-4.3 mm
Body length female: 4.3-5.6 mm
Additional information

Amongst leaves of bushes and trees, southern species, northernmost record on Isle of Wight

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Algeria, Turkey, Caucasus
Phenology
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References

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Updates
05-01-2016 Distribution update Old value
01-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
13-05-2014 Distribution update Old value