Pholcidae  C. L. Koch, 1850 / Artema  Walckenaer, 1837   3 species

Artema atlanta  Walckenaer, 1837

Description
Male

Prosoma 4.4 mm long.

Body length male: 9.4 mm
Female

Prosoma yellowish, with darkened grooves. Prosoma  4.3 mm long. Eyes subequal in size, anterior row straight, posterior row slightly procurved. Legs with brown annulations. Opisthosoma whitish, with dark irregular spots.

Body length female: 10 mm
Additional information

In buildings.

This species is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and could establish.

Distribution
  Presence
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Northern Africa and Middle East. Introduced elsewhere (mainly tropical and subtropical regions)
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

Aharon S, Huber B A, Gavish-Regev E (2017) Daddy-long-leg giants: revision of the spider genus Artema Walckenaer, 1837 (Araneae, Pholcidae). European Journal of Taxonomy 376: 1-57 pdf

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

Brignoli P M (1981a) Studies on the Pholcidae, I. Notes on the genera Artema and Physocyclus (Araneae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 170: 90-100 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Lee P (2005) An imported pholcid in Felixstowe. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 102: 7 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
07-01-2019 Image insert
14-03-2017 Distribution update Detail
06-01-2016 Image insert