Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Enoplognatha  Pavesi, 1880   26 species

Enoplognatha mordax  (Thorell, 1875)

Conductor distally with 2 rounded processes. Median apophysis of male palpal 3.5 times as long as wide. Epigyne distinctly wider than long. Posterior margin with process, forward-directed. Prosoma yellowish, with dark pattern on margin and around fovea. Sternum brown-black. Chelicerae yellowish. Legs yellowish-brown. Opisthosoma dorsally with large, grey folium that is flanked by black and white spots, laterally light grey. Female: ventrally with dark longitudinal stripe, white margined. Body length male: 4-6 mm
Body length female: 4-8.5 mm
Additional information
near ground on Sea coasts, sporadically in midland

Frequency: Very rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Tajikistan, China
 male  female

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01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value