Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Eratigena  Bolzern, Burckhardt & Hänggi, 2013   21 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 2023): Portugal, Spain, Madeira, Algeria
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Barrientos J A (1980) L'identité de Tegenaria feminea, E. Simon, 1870 (Agelenidae, Araneae). Colloque d'Arachnologie d'Expression Française, Barcelona 5: 15-20 pdf

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. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 723-848 pdf

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

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

Breitling R (2020) South European spiders from the Duffey collection in the Manchester Museum (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnology 18: 333-362 pdf

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

Lecigne S (unpubl.)

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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