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 2019): Central to south-eastern and eastern Europe, Georgia
Males in spring and autumn.
Figures
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)

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

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

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Knoflach B (1996a) Die Arten der Steatoda phalerata-Gruppe in Europa (Arachnida: Araneae, Theridiidae). Mitt Schweiz Entomol Ges 69: 377-404

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

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

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

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
26-09-2018 Distribution update Old value
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
24-09-2013 Distribution update Old value
30-04-2013 Image insert