Theridiidae  Sundevall, 1833 / Dipoena  Thorell, 1869   14 species

Dipoena melanogaster  (C. L. Koch, 1837)

Description

Male palp with hammer-shaped bulbal apophysis. Epigyne horseshoe-like sclerotised anteriorly. Prosoma dark brown to almost black, shiny. Sternum dark brown to black. Chelicerae dark brown to black. Legs yellowish, with dark annulations. Opisthosoma dorsally grey to almost white with dark brown spots and lines, ventrally unicoloured dark brown-black.

Body length male: 2.5-3.5 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3.6 mm
Additional information

In sunny forest edges on the ground or on lower twigs of trees and bushes

Frequency: Widely distributed

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Europe, North Africa to Azerbaijan, Iran
Phenology
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References

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Updates
21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
24-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
04-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
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15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value