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

Eratigena feminea  (Simon, 1870)


Reduced retrotibial apophysis and the presence of a two-pointed patellar apophysis at the male palp. Dorsal trichobothria on the  palpal tarsus and cymbium in males and females. Tibia I shorter than or equal to the length of prosoma. Patellar apophysis with two well-separated points, conductor as long as the alveolus and straight terminal end of the conductor.

Prosoma length: 3.4 mm.

Body length male: 6-9 mm

Dorsal trichobothria on the palp. Rectangularly shaped posterior sclerite with copulatory opening facing laterally. Prosoma brown-reddish, lighter at the edges. Eyes in two almost straight lines. Lateral eyes larger than median eyes (3:2). Labium longer than wide.

Prosoma length: 3.3 mm.

Body length female: 8.72 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, Madeira, Algeria
Distribution List
Algeria   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

Barrientos J A (1980) L'identité de Tegenaria feminea, E. Simon, 1870 (Agelenidae, Araneae). C r Coll Arachnol 5: 15-20

Bolzern A, Burckhardt D, Hänggi A (2013b) Phylogeny and taxonomy of European funnel-web spiders of the Tegenaria-Malthonica complex (Araneae: Agelenidae) based upon morphological and molecular data. Zool J Linn Soc 168: 723-848

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

Brignoli P M (1978b) Quelques notes sur les Agelenidae, Hahniidae, Oxyopidae et Pisauridae de France et d'Espagne (Araneae). Revue suisse Zool 85: 265-294

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

Lecigne S (unpubl.)

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

15-10-2017 Image insert
10-05-2016 Datasheet update Detail
07-01-2014 Distribution update Detail