Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Asagena  Sundevall, 1833   4 species

Asagena meridionalis  Kulczyński, 1894


Male palp with longish process accompanying the embolus. Epigyne with striking furrows. Prosoma body colour deep black. Legs shining orange, only femur I black. Tibia and tarsus distally dark. Opisthosoma with lighter pattern.

Body length male: 4-6 mm
Body length female: 4.9-5.6 mm
Additional information

In litter of open oak and pine forests.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Central to south-eastern and eastern Europe, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia)
 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.

Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018; Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Croatia   (Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Czechia   (Buchar & Růžička, 2002; Knoflach, 1996b; Růžička & Řezáč, 2022a) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022; Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Greece   (Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Hungary   (Knoflach, 1996b; Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Kosovo   (Geci & Naumova, 2021b) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014; Deltshev et al., 2013) ||| Russia, Central   (Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (Svatoň et al., 2002) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019; Knoflach, 1996b) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Brignoli P M (1984b) Ragni di Grecia XII. Nuovi dati su varie famiglie (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 91: 281-321 pdf

Buchar J, Růžička V (2002) Catalogue of spiders of the Czech Republic. Peres Publishers, Praha, 351 pp. pdf

Deltshev C, Komnenov M, Blagoev G, Georgiev T, Lazarov S, Stojkoska E, Naumova M (2013) Faunistic diversity of spiders (Araneae) in Galichitsa Mountain (FYR Macedonia). Biodiversity Data Journal 1(e977): 1-70 pdf

Geci D, Naumova M (2021b) A preliminary checklist of the spiders of Kosovo (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecologia Balkanica, Special Edition 4: 11-28 pdf

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

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

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

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022a) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Svatoň J, Prídavka R, Pekár S (2002) Two spider species new to Slovakia (Araneae: Theridiidae, Salticidae). Acta Universitatis Carolinae Biologica 45: 299-302 pdf

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

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