Taxon details

Euryopis episinoides (Walckenaer, 1847)

  • Rank: Species
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-02-10
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: Mediterranean to Turkey, Israel. Introduced to South Africa, Reunion, India, China
Type deposit: provide information
Taxonomic references
Theridion acuminatum Lucas, 1846: 268, pl. 17, f. 10 (Dmf; preoccupied by Wider, 1834, see Entelecara acuminata) [].
Argus episinoides Walckenaer, 1847a: 501 (Dmf).
Theridion scriptum O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872: 283 (Dmf) [].
Euryopis tarsalis Pavesi, 1875: 119 (Df) [].
Theridium acuminatum Canestrini, 1876: 210, pl. 8, f. 4 (mf).
Euryopis quadrimaculata O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876b: 569 (Dmf) [].
Euryopis acuminata Simon, 1881a: 127 (T from Theridion, S of Argus episinoides and Euryopis tarsalis).
Euryopis scripta Simon, 1881a: 130.
Euryopis acuminata Chyzer & Kulczyński, 1894: 20, pl. 1, f. 12 (mf).
Euryopis acuminata tarsalis Simon, 1914: 248, 292.
Euryopis acuminata tarsalis Miller, 1947: 35, pl. IV, f. 6 (m).
Euryopis acuminata tarsalis Miller, 1963: 343, pl. I, f. 1-3 (m).
Euryopis tarsalis Brignoli, 1967e: 189, f. 9A-B (f, elevated from subspecies).
Euryopis tarsalis Brignoli, 1968d: 95, f. 9-10 (m).
Euryopis acuminata tarsalis Miller, 1971: 183, pl. XXXI, f. 6 (m).
Euryopis acuminata Levy & Amitai, 1981a: 178, f. 1-10 (mf, S of Euryopis acuminata tarsalis, E. quadrimaculata and E. scripta).
Euryopis acuminata Zhu, 1998: 36, f. 16A-E (mf).
Euryopis episinoides Platnick, 1998: 272 (junior S of Euryopis acuminata (Lucas, 1846), preoccupied).
Euryopis acuminata Levy, 1998b: 144, f. 265-274 (mf).
Euryopis acuminata Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999: 119, f. 62L-O (mf).
Euryopis episinoides Van Keer & Van Keer, 2004: 79, f. 1a-b (mf).
Euryopis episinoides Knoflach & Pfaller, 2004: 142, f. 24c (f).
Euryopis episinoides Marusik, Kunt & Danışman, 2009: 69, f. 5-8 (m).
Euryopis acuminata Le Peru, 2011: 452, f. 728 (mf).
Euryopis episinoides Lecigne, 2011: 56, f. pp. 59-60 (mf).
Euryopis episinoides Rajoria, 2016c: 57, f. 1-6 (m).
Euryopis episinoides Vanuytven, 2021: 138, f. B.116a, B.119a, B.120-122 (m).
Euryopis episinoides Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021z: 32, 5 f. (mf).

Brignoli, P. M. (1967e). Notizie sui Theridiidae del Lazio (Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 4: 177-197. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Brignoli, P. M. (1968d). Su alcuni Araneidae e Theridiidae di Sicilia (Araneae). Atti dell' Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania (6) 20: 85-104. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Canestrini, G. (1876). Osservazione aracnologiche. Atti della Società Veneto-Trentina di Scienze Naturali, Padova 3: 206-232. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chyzer, C. & Kulczyński, W. (1894). Araneae Hungariae. Tomus II. Academia Scientarum Hungaricae, Budapest, pp. 1-151, Pl. I-V. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dippenaar-Schoeman, A. S., Haddad, C. R., Foord, S. H. & Lotz, L. N. (2021z). The Theridiidae of South Africa. Part 1 A-P. Version 1. South African National Survey of Arachnida Photo Identification Guide, Irene, 69 pp. doi:10.5281/zenodo.7515890 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Knoflach, B. & Pfaller, K. (2004). Kugelspinnen – eine Einführung (Araneae, Theridiidae). In: Thaler, K. (ed.) Diversität und Biologie von Webspinnen, Skorpionen und anderen Spinnentieren. Denisia 12: 111-160. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Le Peru, B. (2011). The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lecigne, S. (2011). Inventaire aranéologique dans la Province d'Izmir (Turquie) (Arachnida, Araneae). Le bulletin d'Arthropoda 46(2): 5-83. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. & Amitai, P. (1981a). Spiders of the genera Euryopis and Dipoena (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Israel. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 5(4): 177-188. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levy, G. (1998b). Araneae: Theridiidae. In: Fauna Palaestina, Arachnida III. Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem, 228 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Lucas, H. (1846). Histoire naturelle des animaux articulés. In: Exploration scientifique de l'Algérie pendant les années 1840, 1841, 1842 publiée par ordre du Gouvernement et avec le concours d'une commission académique. Paris, Sciences physiques, Zoologie 1, 89-271, pl. 1-17. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.112444 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Marusik, Y. M., Kunt, K. B. & Danışman, T. (2009). Spiders (Aranei) new to the fauna of Turkey. 2. New species records of Theridiidae. Arthropoda Selecta 18: 69-75. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1947). Pavoučí zvířena hadcových stepí u Mohelna. Archiv Svazu na Výzkum a Ochranu Přírody i Krajiny v Zemi Moravskoslezské 7: 1-107. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1963). Tschechoslowakische Spinnenarten aus der Gattung Euryopis Menge (Aranea, Theridiidae). Časopis Československé Společnosti Entomologické 60: 341-348. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Miller, F. (1971). Pavouci-Araneida. Klíč zvířeny ČSSR 4: 51-306. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pavesi, P. (1875). Note araneologiche. Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali 18: 113-132, 254-304. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1872). General list of the spiders of Palestine and Syria, with descriptions of numerous new species, and characters of two new genera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 40(1): 212-354, pl. 13-16. doi:10.1111/j.1469-7998.1872.tb00489.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Pickard-Cambridge, O. (1876b). Catalogue of a collection of spiders made in Egypt, with descriptions of new species and characters of a new genus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 44(3): 541-630, pl. 58-60. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1876.tb02595.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Platnick, N. I. (1998). Advances in spider taxonomy 1992-1995 with redescriptions 1940-1980. New York Entomological Society, New York, 976 pp. [1997 in impressum, but not available before 1998, see e.g. (in German) doi: 10.5431/aramit1711] download pdf -- Show included taxa

Rajoria, A. (2016c). Newly recorded species: Euryopis episinoides (Walckenaer, 1847) from India (Araneae: Theridiidae). Serket 15(1): 56-59. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1881a). Les arachnides de France. Tome cinquième, première partie. Roret, Paris, pp. 1-180, pl. 25. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1914). Les arachnides de France. Synopsis générale et catalogue des espèces françaises de l'ordre des Araneae. Tome VI. 1re partie. Roret, Paris, pp. 1-308. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Song, D. X., Zhu, M. S. & Chen, J. (1999). The spiders of China. Hebei Science and Technology Publishing House, Shijiazhuang, 640 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Van Keer, K. & Van Keer, J. (2004). In België aangetroffen exoten (Araneae) uit de collectie J. Van Keer. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 18(2-3, 2003): 78-83. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Vanuytven, H. (2021). The Theridiidae of the World. A key to the genera with their diagnosis and a study of the body length of all known species. Newsletter of the Belgian arachnological Society 35(Supplement): 1-363. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Walckenaer, C. A. (1847a). Dernier Supplément. In: Walckenaer, C. A. & Gervais, P. (eds.) Histoire naturelles des Insects. Aptères. Tome quatrième. Roret, Paris, pp. 365-596 [Araneae: -564]. doi:10.5962/bhl.title.61095 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Zhu, M. S. (1998). Fauna Sinica: Arachnida: Araneae: Theridiidae. Science Press, Beijing, 436 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2023-02-10 New taxonomic reference entry Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021z n/a
2023-02-10 Species distribution update Dippenaar-Schoeman et al., 2021z n/a (Old value)
2021-02-16 New taxonomic reference entry Vanuytven, 2021 n/a
2018-11-19 New taxonomic reference entry Lecigne, 2011 n/a
2018-03-14 Species distribution update Song, Zhu & Chen, 1999 n/a (Old value)
2016-06-09 New taxonomic reference entry Rajoria, 2016c n/a
2016-06-09 Species distribution update Rajoria, 2016c n/a (Old value)