Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Episinus  Walckenaer, 1809   7 species

Episinus maculipes  Cavanna, 1876


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

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Algeria, Turkey, Caucasus
 male  female

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