Theridiidae: Episinus

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Eye region clearly protruding; prosoma almost circular; male pedipalp, epigyne and vulva as fig.; colour of prosoma yellowish white, a distinct brownish median stripe reaching to chelicerae; opisthosoma whitish with dark brown pattern

Episinus maculipes Cavanna, 1876

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male Pedipalp
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Hillyard 1983)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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female Epigyne
(Hillyard 1983)
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female Vulva, ventral view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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female Vulva
(Hillyard 1983)
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female Vulva
(Locket et al. 1974)
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Prosoma, lateral view
(Hillyard 1983)
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Prosoma, dorsal view
(Hillyard 1983)
- Eye and prosomal region different; colour darker

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Femur and Patella of legs I-II red-brown; metatarsus and tarsus yellowish; legs III-IV yellowish; patella and tibia IV red-brown; prosoma blackish, without distinct pattern; distal apophysis of male pedipalp broad; anterior epigynal margin arc-shaped

Episinus truncatus Latreille, 1809

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Roberts 1995)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Wiehle 1937)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Azheganova 1968)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1995)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1937)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Azheganova 1968)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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female Vulva, ventral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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female Vulva
(Locket et al. 1974)
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Chelicerae, frontal view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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Habitus
(Wiehle 1937)
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Habitus
(Azheganova 1968)
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Femur and patella of legs I and II yellowish; prosoma with broad dark median stripe and dark stripe near light margin; distal apophysis on male pedipalp terminates with narrow process; anterior epigynal margin produced to a backwardly directing tip

Episinus angulatus (Blackwall, 1836)

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Roberts 1995)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Wiehle 1937)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Epigyne
(Roberts 1995)
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female Epigyne
(Wiehle 1937)
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female Epigyne
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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female Vulva
(Wiehle 1937)
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female Vulva
(Locket et al. 1974)
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female Habitus
(Locket & Millidge 1953)
Further taxa

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1. Episinus algiricus Lucas, 1846

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male Pedipalp, retrolateral view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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male Pedipalp, prolateral view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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female Epigyne/vulva, ventral view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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female Epigyne
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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female Epigyne/vulva, ventral view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)

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2. Episinus cavernicola (Kulczyński, 1897)

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male Pedipalp, ventral view
(Chyzer & Kulczyński 1897)
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female Epigyne/vulva, ventral view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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female Epigyne/vulva, dorsal view
(Knoflach & Thaler 2000)
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female Epigyne, ventral view
(Chyzer & Kulczyński 1897)

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3. Episinus theridioides Simon, 1873

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male Pedipalp, retrolateral-ventral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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male Pedipalp, prolateral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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male Bulbus, ventral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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male Bulbus, dorsal view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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male Tip of cymbium, ventral view
(Knoflach 1993b)
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female Epigyne/vulva, ventral view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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female Epigyne/vulva, ventral view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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female Vulva, dorsal view
(Knoflach et al. 2009)
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female Habitus, lateral view
(Knoflach 1993b)