Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Asagena  Sundevall, 1833   4 species

Asagena meridionalis  Kulczyński, 1894

Description

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.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Central to south-eastern and eastern Europe, Georgia
Phenology
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Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018; Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Croatia   (Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Czechia   (Buchar & Růžička, 2002; Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020; Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Greece   (Knoflach, 1996b) ||| Hungary   (Knoflach, 1996b; Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Kosovo   (Geci & Naumova, 2021b) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014; Deltshev et al., 2013) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (Svatoň et al., 2002) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019; Knoflach, 1996b) |||
References

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 http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (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

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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