Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Malthonica  Simon, 1898   6 species

Malthonica lusitanica  Simon, 1898


Resembles M. oceanica. Palp: ventral apophysis besides the retrotibial apophysis with irregular borders. Embolus strongly developed, describing an almost complete circle. Conductor strongly developed. Median apophysis well defined with a spatulate appearance.


Resembles M. oceanica. Epigyne with a posterior transversal plate (epigynal bar).

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Portugal to France
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Barrientos J A (1985a) Artrópodos epigeos del macizo de San Juan de la Peña (Jaca, Prov. de Huesca): IX. Arañas agelénidas y hahnidas. Pirineos 126: 81-131 pdf

Barrientos J A, Cardoso P (2007) The genus Malthonica Simon, 1898 in the Iberian Peninsula (Araneae: Agelenidae). Zootaxa 1460: 59-68 pdf

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

Breitling R (2018) Eric Duffey's spider collection in the Manchester Museum – an update. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 141: 5-9 pdf

Breitling R (2020) South European spiders from the Duffey collection in the Manchester Museum (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnology 18: 333-362 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

Lehtinen P T (1967) Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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