Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Tegenaria  Latreille, 1804   93 species

Tegenaria dalmatica  Kulczyński, 1906

Description
Male

Sternum with pale median band and 3 pale dots on each side, not clearly delimited and sometimes fused together. Chelicerae brownish, promargin with 4, retromargin with 4-6 teeth. Opisthosoma: Anterior part with pale median band and big pale dots on both sides, mottled; pale dots continuing to posterior part in chevrons, posterior part with dark ground colour. Palp: Patellar apophysis absent. Retrotibial apophysis with lateral, dorsal and ventral branch. Lateral branch lamella-like, dorsal branch strongly sclerotized, horn-like, ventral apophysis developed as a big not strongly sclerotized bulge. Cymbial modifications absent.

prosoma length: 2.9-3.7 mm, prosoma width: 2.3-2.9 mm.

Female

Sternum with pale median band and 3 pale dots on each side, not clearly delimited and sometimes fused together. Chelicerae brownish, promargin with 4, retromargin with 4-6 teeth. Opisthosoma: Anterior part with pale median band and big pale dots on both sides, mottled; pale dots continuing to posterior part in chevrons, posterior part with dark ground colour. Epigyne: forming a membranous triangular or trapezoid plate. Anterior and lateral margin of atrium developed as a strongly sclerotized border. Spermathecae and/or copulatory ducts barely visible through plate. Epigynal teeth absent.

prosoma length: 5.1 mm, prosoma width: 4.0 mm.

Body length female: 4.75 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Mediterranean to Ukraine
Figures
Distribution List
Albania   (Vrenozi & Jäger, 2012) ||| Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

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

Bosselaers J (2018) Spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Gavarres (Catalonia, Spain) and the adjacent coastal region - part I: 2012-2013. Newsletter of the Belgian arachnological Society 33(Suppl.): 1-103 pdf

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

Brignoli P M (1971g) Contributo alla conoscenza degli Agelenidae Italiani (Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 8: 57-142 pdf

Demircan N, Topçu A (2016) First records for spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 15: 85-91 pdf

Dimitrov D (1999) The spider fauna of the Strandzha Mountain (south-east Bulgaria) I. Faunistic data and taxonomic remarks (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 51(2-3): 15-26 pdf

Dresco E (1959b) Tegenaria zinzulusensis, araignée nouvelle d'Italie du sud (Araneae, Agelenidae). Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris 31: 506-509 pdf

Gaymard M, Lecigne S (2018) Contribution à la connaissance de l'aranéofaune (Araneae) du Gard et en particulier du massif des Gorges du Gardon (Occitanie, France). Bulletin de l'Association Française d'Arachnologie 1: 1-39 pdf

Ledoux J C (2004b) De araneis Galliae. I.9, Tegenaria dalmatica Kulczynski. Revue Arachnologique 15: 23-24 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). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

Vrenozi B, Jäger P (2012) A faunistic study on ground-dwelling spiders (Araneae) in the Tirana district, Albania. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 44: 81-87 pdf

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

Updates
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06-12-2018 Distribution update Detail
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