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Steatoda nobilis (Thorell, 1875)

female dorsal view

female lateral view

female ventral view

male dorsal view

male lateral view

male ventral view

Old names and synonyms

Lithyphantes nobilis
Steatoda clarkii
Teutana nobilis


Madeira, Canary Islands; introduced Portugal to Italy, Algeria, England, USA

Establishment status in New Zealand

Not established

Links to:

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


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.

Roberts MJ 1993. Supplement – The Spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Colchester, Harley Books: 16 p.

Vetter RS, Rust MK 2012. A large European combfoot spider, Steatoda nobilis (Thorell 1875) (Araneae: Theridiidae), newly established in Ventura County, California. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 88: 92-97.