Tiny to medium-sized spiders, most species with relatively long and slender legs and globular or highly elevated abodmen, bright black-brown and/or coloured, nearly all species with a web. 16 genera in Central Europe.

Achaearanea tepidariorum - female (c) Schumacher/Kuhlen
Achaearanea tepidariorum - male palp (c) Schumacher/KuhlenAchaearanea tepidariorum - male palp (c) Schumacher/Kuhlen
Achaearanea tepidariorum - tarsus 4 hairs (c) ZFMK spider course 2004Achaearanea tepidariorum - hair tarsus 4 (c) ZFMK spider course 2004
Photos: Achaearanea tepidariorum

Crustulina guttata, habitus (c) mehrenCrustulina guttata, eyes (c) mehren
Crustulina guttata, prosoma (c) mehrenCrustulina guttata, opisthosoma (c) Mehren
Photos: Crustulina guttata

Enoplognatha ovata - female (c) MpangaraEnoplognatha ovata - eyes (c) Mpangara
Enoplpognatha ovata - lateral (c) MpangaraEnoplognatha ovata - tibia1 (c) Mpangara
Enoplognatha ovata - male chelicera (c) Roesel/VollmerEnoplognatha ovata - epigynum (c) MpangaraEnoplognatha ovata - male palp (c) Roesel/Vollmer
Photos: Enoplognatha ovata

Episinus truncatus, habitus (c) mehrenEpisinus truncatus, eyes (c) mehren
Episinus truncatus, epigynum (c) mehrenEpisinus truncatus, pedipalp (c) Mehren
Photos: Episinus truncatus

Neoittura bimaculata - female (c) ZFMK spider course 2005Neoittura bimaculata - male (c) ZFMK spider course 2005
Neoittura bimaculata - male femur 4 (c) ZFMK spider course 2005Neoittura bimaculata - male palp (c) ZFMK spider course 2005Neoittura bimaculata - cleared epigynum (c) Schumacher/Kuhlen
Photos: Neoittura bimaculata

Steatoda bipunctata - habitus (c) Arndts, StruebingSteatoda bipunctata - frontal view (c) Struebing, ArndtsSteatoda bipunctata - eyes (c) Arndts, Struebing
Steatoda bipunctata tarsus IV (c) Arndts, StruebingSteatoda bipunctata - abdomen (c) Roesel/Vollmer
Steatoda bipunctata - labium (c) Struebing, ArndtsSteatoda bipunctata - epigynum (c) Roesel/VollmerSteatoda bipunctata - male palp (c) Roesel/Vollmer
Photos: Steatoda bipunctata

Theridion varians - male (c) Linke/BorggrefeTheridion varians - male (c) Linke/Borggrefe
Photos: Theridion varians