Theridion mystaceum (L. Koch, 1870)

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Description of Theridion mystaceum

Physical Characteristics

Strongly resembles Theridion melanurum.

Female 2 to 3 mm.
Abdomen dark brown with a slightly lighter, wavy median band.
Carapace dark brown with a black spot on top, black radial stripes and a black band along the edge.
Legs and palps clearly light-dark annulated.

Male 2 to 3 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In several areas, such as forests, heathlands, marshes and gardens. Also on buildings and walls.


Common in the whole of Europe.


Spring and summer. Females all year.