Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Dipoena  Thorell, 1869   17 species

Dipoena nigroreticulata  (Simon, 1880)

Description

Embolus with a ± right angled bend. Epigyne with groove, far anterior to epigastric furrow. Vulva with entrance ducts in loops. Prosoma yellow-brown, bright, male: very high. Sternum yellow-brown. Chelicerae yellow-brown. Legs yellow, short and robust, partly with dark ring distally. Opisthosoma black-brown, sometimes with bright spots.

Body length male: 2-3 mm
Body length female: 2-3 mm
Additional information

In warm places in forest edges and hedges, on bark and in canopy region

Frequency: Very rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Norway: Løvbrekke (pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe to Azerbaijan
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   (no references) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Azerbaijan   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Norway   (Løvbrekke, unpubl.) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
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

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Finch O-D (1999) Erstnachweis von Dipoena nigroreticulata (Simon, 1879) in Deutschland (Araneae, Theridiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 18: 66-70 pdf

Fjellberg A (unpubl.)

Helsdingen P J van, IJland S (2015) A quick scan of the spider fauna in the surroundings of Përmet, Albania (Arachnida, Araneae) - preliminary report. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 35: 15-33 pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Miller F (1967) Studien über die Kopulationsorgane der Spinnengattung Zelotes, Micaria, Robertus und Dipoena nebst Beschreibung einiger neuen oder unvollkommen bekannten Spinnenarten. Přírodovědné práce ústavů Československé Akademie Věd v Brně (N.S.) 1: 251-298 pdf

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
23-12-2019 Image insert
24-12-2015 Distribution update Detail
06-05-2015 Distribution update Detail
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail