Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Agelescape  Levy, 1996   2 species

Agelescape livida  (Simon, 1875)


Palpus: Patella with pointed apophysis and tibia with slightly elongated, mesally furrowed apophysis. Fine embolus issues at middle of bulb and runs inside groove of slender conductor, conductor tapers to blackish tip, lamellar projection curves against strong apically ridged tegular process. The fine elongated embolus with the gutter-like pointed conductor, the ridged tegular process and the shape of the tibial and patellar apophyses of the male palpus are characters shared with A. affinis but the form of the female epigynum and the large, broad scape, is a definite diagnostic character of A. livida.

prosoma length: 3.5 mm, prosoma width: 2.3 mm.

Body length male: 8.5 mm

Epigynum: Nearly transparent, brownish, wide scape extends over greater part of central depression. Inner spermathecae are usually covered by brown, hard secretion distorting contours of upper portions of tubes, tubes can be best seen in newly moulted specimens.

prosoma length: 3.2 mm, prosoma width: 2.5 mm.

Body length female: 8.4-9.2 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Mediterranean
Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Levy G (1996) The agelenid funnel-weaver family and the spider genus Cedicus in Israel (Araneae, Agelenidae and Cybaeidae). Zoologica Scripta 25: 85-122 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

05-12-2013 Distribution update Detail
26-03-2013 Image insert