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

Eratigena saeva  (Blackwall, 1844)

Description

Conductor with tip bent toward tibia. Vulva anteriorly with 2 distinct structures. Prosoma yellowish-grey, with 2 broad, dark brown to black longitudinal stripes. Sternum grey-brown, with brighter median part and bright spots near coxa. Legs yellowish-grey, unicoloured. Opisthosoma grey-brown, dorsally with 2 longitudinal rows of yellowish spots and narrow, yellow median stripe.

Body length male: 10-14 mm
Body length female: 11-16 mm
Additional information

In warm localities under stones, often in buildings

Frequency: Frequent

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Western Europe, Canada
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
males: June-August
Figures
Distribution List
Andorra   (Bosmans & De Keer, 1985) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Ireland   (Cawley, 2001) ||| Northern Ireland   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Cardoso & Morano, 2010) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

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. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 723-848 pdf

Bosmans R, De Keer R (1985) Catalogue des Araignées des Pyrénées. Espèces cités, nouvelles récoltes, bibliographie. Documents de Travail, Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique 23: 1-68 pdf

Brignoli P M (1978a) Quelques notes sur les Agelenidae, Hahniidae, Oxyopidae et Pisauridae de France et d'Espagne (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 85: 265-294 pdf

Cardoso P, Morano E (2010) The Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 2495: 1-52 pdf

Cawley M (2001) Distribution records for uncommon spiders (Araneae) including five species new to Ireland. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 25: 135-143 pdf

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

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at http://biolcoll.utu.fi/arach/checklist_of_spiders_in_Finland.htm pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Merrett P (1980) Notes on the variation, identification and distribution of British species of the Tegenaria atrica group (Araneae, Agelenidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 5: 1-8 pdf

Oxford G S, Bolzern A (2018) Molecules v. morphology — is Eratigena atrica (Araneae: Agelenidae) one species or three? Arachnology 17: 337-357 pdf

Roberts M J (1995) Collins Field Guide: Spiders of Britain & Northern Europe. HarperCollins, London, 383 pp. pdf

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

Updates
19-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
16-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
17-06-2020 Distribution update Detail
15-03-2018 Datasheet update Detail