Family: Theridiidae Sundevall, 1833 | key
Genus: Theridion Walckenaer, 1805 | key
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    Theridion hemerobium Simon, 1914      []
    Description male

    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

    Description female

    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 (World Spider Catalog 2017): USA, Canada, Europe, Turkey


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