Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Eratigena  Bolzern, Burckhardt & Hänggi, 2013   20 species

Eratigena picta  (Simon, 1870)


Tibial apophysis rounded distally. Vulva with longish receptaculum seminis, entrance ducts convoluted. Prosoma yellow-brown, sometimes with black pattern. Sternum dark brown, unicoloured, median slightly brighter sometimes. Legs yellowish grey-brown, unicoloured. Opisthosoma dark brown, sometimes slightly reddish, dorsally with bright chevrons.

Body length male: 5.5-8 mm
Body length female: 6-9 mm
Additional information

In warm places under stones and amongst low plants

  No data
Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist (Pantini & Isaia 2018). Bolzern et al. (2013b: 772): "Records from Hungary, the Balkan region, and Russia may be doubtful".
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, North Africa, Caucasus
 male  female
Distribution List
Algeria   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Azerbaijan   ( Otto, 2020; ) ||| Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Luxembourg   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( Otto, 2020; ) ||| Serbia   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Bolzern A, Burckhardt D, Hänggi A (2013b) Phylogeny and taxonomy of European funnel-web spiders of the Tegenaria-Malthonica complex (Araneae: Agelenidae) based upon morphological and molecular data. Zool J Linn Soc 168: 723-848

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Bosselaers J (2001) Taxonomic study of the Afrotropical spider genus Hortipes and its phylogenetic relationships (Araneae, Clubionidae s.l.) Unpublished PhD thesis, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Dahl M (1931) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, VI: Familie Agelenidae. Tierwelt Deutschlands 23: 1-136

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Jones D (1984) Der Kosmos Spinnenführer. Kosmos Stuttgart

Jones R (1984) Tegenaria picta Simon, a spider new to Britain (Araneae: Agelenidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 6: 178-180

Loksa I (1969) Pokok I-Araneae I. Fauna Hungariae 97: 2.1-2.133

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pesarini C (unpubl.)

Roberts M J (1995) Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe. Collins Field Guide Bath

Staudt A, Weber D, Nährig D (2013) Webspinnen (Arachnida,  Araneae) aus Höhlen des Grossherzogtums Luxemburgs. Ferrantia 69: 115-157

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

27-08-2019 Distribution update Detail
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