Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Tegenaria  Latreille, 1804   95 species

Tegenaria eleonorae  Brignoli, 1974


Same colouration as T. henroti. Palp: Patellar apophysis absent. Retrotibial apophysis with lateral, dorsal and ventral branch, lateral branch lamella-like, dorsal branch strongly sclerotized, horn-like ventral apophysis forming a big, weakly sclerotized bulge. Cymbial modifications absent.

prosoma length: 3.8 mm, prosoma width: 3.1 mm.

Body length male: 8.32 mm

Same colouration as T. henroti. Epigyne: membranous triangular or trapezoidal plate. Anterior and lateral margin of atrium forming strongly sclerotized rim, not continuous. Copulatory ducts broad. Spermathecae developed as tube-like ducts, anteriorly weakly spiral, posteriorly only moderately convoluted. Fertilisation ducts short. Due to a slightly different position of the two ducts, the vulva may not be perfectly symmetrical.

prosoma length: 3.6-4.4 mm, prosoma width: 2.7-3.4 mm.

Body length female: 7.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Italy
Distribution List
Italy / Sardinia   (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

Brignoli P M (1971g) Contributo alla conoscenza degli Agelenidae Italiani (Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 8: 57-142 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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

09-05-2016 Datasheet update Detail