Liocranidae  Simon, 1897 / Agroeca  Westring, 1861   11 species

Agroeca brunnea  (Blackwall, 1833)

Description

Embolus broad, with keel on its base. Epigyne with ± parallel cuticular ridge in posterior area. Body colour: light red-brown, with shiny golden hairs, sternum, opisthosoma and legs distally darker. distance between posterior median eyes = distance between posterior lateral eyes and posterior median eyes. Opisthosoma with dark chevrons.

Body length male: 5.1-7 mm
Body length female: 6-9.4 mm
Additional information

In forests, humid areas (bogs, deciduous forests), heathland, dry meadows and on debris areas, in moss, leaf litter and on bark. Lantern-like cocoon with thin stalk attached to plants ("fee-lamp"), camouflaged with clumps, a moulting chamber for the offspring in it next to egg chamber (with 40-60 eggs)

Frequency: Widely distributed

Distribution
  Presence
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe, Turkey, Russia (Europe to Far East), China, Japan
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Belarus   ( no references ) ||| Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Denmark   ( no references ) ||| Estonia   ( no references ) ||| Finland   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( no references ) ||| Latvia   ( no references ) ||| Liechtenstein   ( no references ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Moldova   ( no references ) ||| Montenegro   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Norway   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Central   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Northern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Western   ( no references ) ||| Serbia   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Slovenia   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||
References

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Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

Gündüz G, Allahverdi H (2018a) Two new records of the genus Agroeca Westring, 1861 (Araneae: Liocranidae) from Turkey. Munis Entomology and Zoology 13: 181-184 pdf

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

Jocqué R (1977b) On the occurrence of Agroeca dentigera Kulczynski in Belgium (Araneae, Clubionidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 80-82 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267

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Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Mu Y, Jin C, Zhang F (2019) A survey of Agroeca Westring, 1861 from China (Araneae: Liocranidae). Zootaxa 4615: 91-112 pdf

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

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Reimoser E (1937) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, VIII. 16: Familie Gnaphosidae oder Plattbauchspinnen; 17: Familie Anyphaenidae oder Zartspinnen; 18: Familie Clubionidae oder Röhrenspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 33

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

Sterghiu C (1985) Fam. Clubionidae. In Fauna Republicii Socialiste România: Arachnida Academia Republicii Socialiste Bucharest

Tullgren A (1946) Svensk spindelfauna. 3. Egentiliga spinddlar. Araneae Fam 5-7. Clubionidae, Zoridae och Gnaphosidae. pl. I - XXI Stockholm (Entomol Fören): 1-141

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
13-06-2019 Image insert
09-01-2018 Distribution update Detail
04-11-2015 Image insert