Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Theridion  Walckenaer, 1805   44 species

Theridion hemerobium  Simon, 1914


Male palp with striking median apophysis. Conductor with terminal hook. Prosoma light yellow, with dark median stripe. Prosoma 1.1-1.8 mm long. Opisthosoma with whitish pattern, bordered with grey. Epigastric area markedly bulging.

Body length male: 2.4-3.88 mm

Epigyne with very small central opening. Prosoma 1.1-2 mm long. Sternum yellowish white, darker on margin. Legs yellow white, with dark annulations. Characters as in male.

Body length female: 3-4.45 mm
Additional information

Usually near water: river banks, pond littorals, sides of lakes, bridges on rivers, marshes, also in pine or oak forests, gardens, among vegetation or stones.

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): USA, Canada, Europe, Turkey
 male  female

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