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

Eratigena sicana  (Brignoli, 1976)


Simple pointed dorsal branch of the retrotibial apophysis. Relatively long male palpal tibia. Bulb to cymbium ratio equal to or less than 0.5.

Prosoma length: 2.6 mm.

Body length male: 3.45 mm

Both eye rows straight in dorsal view; both rows strongly procurved in frontal view. Opisthosoma dark gray-green, with two symmetric bright longitudinal bands anteriorly, discontinuous, ending posteriorly in 3-4 chevrons. Short and straight copulatory ducts, and the presence of two pairs (unequal in size) of globular and smoothly sclerotized receptacula.

Prosoma length: 2.1-2.7 mm.

Body length female: 4.32 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy (Sicily, Sardinia)
Distribution List
Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Bolzern A, Hänggi A, Burckhardt D (2008) Funnel web spiders from Sardinia: Taxonomical notes on some Tegenaria and Malthonica spp. (Araneae: Agelenidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 115: 759-778 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf