Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Kochiura  Archer, 1950   1 species

Kochiura aulica  (C. L. Koch, 1838)

Description

Male palp appears disc-shaped. Epigyne with broad chitinous bulge posteriorly. Prosoma yellowish-orange, with slender dark margin and broad brown median stripe. Sternum reddish yellow, margin darkened. Chelicerae yellowish. Legs yellowish, annulated with brown. Opisthosoma light yellowish, sometimes also white or reddish, with broad brown median stripe.

Body length male: 3.5-4.5 mm
Body length female: 3.5-4.7 mm
Additional information

On bushes in very warm regions, Mediterranean species, in some places in Central Europe, ranging to Azerbaijan in the East

Distribution
  Presence
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Canary Is., Cape Verde Is. to Azerbaijan
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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Females with egg sac in July.
Figures
References

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Updates
21-11-2017 Image insert
18-11-2017 Distribution update Old value
24-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
12-07-2013 Distribution update Old value