Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Simitidion  Wunderlich, 1992   3 species

Simitidion agaricographum  (Levy & Amitai, 1982)


Palp: embolus partly enclosed by the large conductor. Prosoma 0.8-0.9 mm long. Opisthosoma: epigastric area strongly bulging.

Body length male: 2 mm

Prosoma brown, with a dark median band, and dark margins. Prosoma 0.74-0.94 mm long. Sternum light brown, darker on edges. Eyes: AME as large as PME. Chelicerae: promargin without teeth. Legs light brown, with some dark spots, metatarsus III without trichobothrium. Opisthosoma dorsally greyish, with a light median dentate band, this band is widened on anterior half, and forms a light wide triangle, opisthosoma ventrally whitish, with a black blotch in front of spinnerets, and black patches on each side of pedicel.

Body length female: 1.8-2.7 mm
Additional information

In pine forest.

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Tunisia, Greece (mainland, Crete), Turkey, Cyprus, Israel
 male  female

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

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