Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Tegenaria  Latreille, 1804   92 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 2020): 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   ( no references ) ||| 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)

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

Brignoli P M (1971a) Contributo alla conoscenza degli Agelenidae Italiani (Araneae). Fragm Entomol 8: 57-142

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 (1959a) Tegenaria zinzulusensis, araignée nouvelle d'Italie du sud (Araneae, Agelenidae). Bull Mus natn Hist nat Paris 31: 506-509

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

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Ledoux J C (2004b) De araneis Galliae. I.9, Tegenaria dalmatica Kulczynski. Rev arachnol 15: 23-24

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). http://araneae.it. 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

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

Updates
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06-12-2018 Distribution update Detail
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