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Nesticodes rufipes (Lucas, 1846)

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view

male lateral view

male ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Anelosimus nelson

Robertus pilosus

Theridion albonotatum

Theridion bajulans

Theridion borbonicum

Theridion flavo-aurantiacum

Theridion longipes

Theridion luteipes

Theridion luteolum

Theridion rufipes


Pantropical, introduced elsewhere

Establishment status in New Zealand


Links to:

- taxonomic page;
- image gallery (female/male).


Gabriel G 2010. Nesticodes rufipes – Erstnachweis einer pantropischen Kugelspinne in Deutschland (Araneae: Theridiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 39: 39-41.

Levi HW 1967. Cosmopolitan and pantropical species of theridiid spiders (Araneae: Theridiidae). Pacific Insects 9: 175-186.

Platnick NI 2013. The world spider catalog, version 14.0. American Museum of Natural History, online at http://research.amnh.org/entomology/spiders/catalog/index.html DOI: 10.5531/db.iz.0001.