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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Theridiidae
Genus: Paratheridula
Levi, 1957[1]
Species: P. perniciosa
Binomial name
Paratheridula perniciosa

Theridion perniciosum
Mysmena quadrimaculata
Theridion quadrumaculatum
Allotheridion arcadicum
P. quadrimaculata

The spider genus Paratheridula with its single species Paratheridula perniciosa is widely distributed (from the United States to Chile);[1] it is suspected that it is introduced. The female epigyne is covered with a secretion.


The species has been found from Florida to southern Chile, with a possible pantropical distribution.


  1. ^ a b c "Gen. Paratheridula Levi, 1957". World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern. Retrieved 2016-02-25. 
  • Levi, H.W. (1966). American Spider Genera Theridula and Paratheridula (Araneae: Theridiidae). Psyche 73:123-130. PDF
  • Levi, H.W. (1957). The North American spider genera Paratheridula, Tekellina, Pholcomma and Archerius (Araneae: Theridiidae). Trans. Am. microsc. Soc. 76:105-115.