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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Araneoidea

Familia: Theridiidae
Subfamilia: Latrodectinae
Genus: Crustulina
Species: C. albovittata – C. altera – C. ambigua – C. bicruciata – C. conspicua – C. erythropus – C. grayi – C. guttata – C. hermonensis – C. incerta – C. jeanneli – C. lineiventris – C. lugubris – C. molesta – C. obesa – C. scabripes – C. starmuehlneri – C. sticta

Crustulina Menge, 1868

Type species: Theridion guttatum Wider, 1834

gender: feminine
Primary references
Additional references

Levy, G. & Amitai, P. 1979. The spider genus Crustulina (Araneae: Theridiidae) in Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 28: 114-130. Reference page.


Platnick, N. I. 2008. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Crustulina is a genus of comb-footed spiders that was first described by Anton Menge in 1868.[2]

As of May 2020 it contains seventeen species, found in Oceania, Africa, Asia, North America, and Europe:[1]

Crustulina albovittata (Thorell, 1875) – Ukraine
Crustulina altera Gertsch & Archer, 1942 – USA
Crustulina ambigua Simon, 1889 – Madagascar
Crustulina bicruciata Simon, 1908 – Australia (Western Australia)
Crustulina conspicua (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) – Egypt, Israel, Syria
Crustulina erythropus (Lucas, 1846) – Morocco, Algeria
Crustulina grayi Chrysanthus, 1975 – New Guinea
Crustulina guttata (Wider, 1834) (type) – Canary Is., Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan
Crustulina hermonensis Levy & Amitai, 1979 – Israel
Crustulina incerta Tullgren, 1910 – Tanzania
Crustulina jeanneli Berland, 1920 – East Africa
Crustulina lugubris Chrysanthus, 1975 – New Guinea
Crustulina molesta (Pavesi, 1883) – Ethiopia
Crustulina obesa Berland, 1920 – East Africa
Crustulina scabripes Simon, 1881 – Mediterranean
Crustulina starmuehlneri Kritscher, 1966 – New Caledonia
Crustulina sticta (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1861) – North America, Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, Iran, Central Asia, China, Korea, Japan

In synonymy:

C. argus Lucas, 1846 = Crustulina scabripes Simon, 1881
C. borealis Banks, 1900 = Crustulina sticta (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1861)
C. lineiventris (Pavesi, 1884) = Crustulina scabripes Simon, 1881
C. nitida Simon, 1884 = Crustulina scabripes Simon, 1881
C. pallipes Banks, 1906 = Crustulina sticta (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1861)
C. rugosa (Thorell, 1875) = Crustulina sticta (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1861)

See also

List of Theridiidae species


"Gen. Crustulina Menge, 1868". World Spider Catalog Version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern. 2020. doi:10.24436/2. Retrieved 2020-06-12.
Menge, A. (1868). "Preussische Spinnen. II. Abtheilung". Schriften der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Danzig. 2: 153–218.


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