Amaurobiidae  Thorell, 1869 / Amaurobius  C. L. Koch, 1837   38 species

Amaurobius scopolii  Thorell, 1871


Males very close to A. pavesii. Indentations of the "apophyse supère" (Simon, 1914) deeper than in A.pavesii

Body length female: 12.5 mm
Additional information

Endemic to the south-western Alps/northern Apennines (Ballarin & Pantini 2017)

  No data
Distribution comment: Ballarin & Pantini (2017: 493): "Italy and France ... Records from other European countries are very likely misidentifications of other local Amaurobius species"
Global distribution (WSC 2024): France, Italy
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.

France   (Ballarin & Pantini, 2017) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Ballarin & Pantini, 2017) ||| Montenegro  Removed (Ballarin & Pantini, 2017; Naumova et al., 2019a) ||| Portugal  Removed (Ballarin & Pantini, 2017; Branco et al., 2019) ||| Slovenia  Removed (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015; Ballarin & Pantini, 2017) ||| Spain  Removed (Ballarin & Pantini, 2017; Branco et al., 2019) |||

Ballarin F, Pantini P (2017) A new species of Amaurobius C.L. Koch, 1837 (Araneae: Amaurobiidae) from Apennine Mountains (Italy) with the description of the male of A. pavesii Pesarini, 1991. Zootaxa 4276: 479-502 pdf

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

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Kratochvíl J (1935b) Araignées nouvelles ou non encore signalées en Yougoslavie. Première partie. Folia Zoologica et Hydrobiologica, Rigā 8: 10-25 pdf

Naumova M, Lazarov S, Deltshev C (2019a) Faunistic diversity of the spiders in Montenegro (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina 22: 50-89 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

Pesarini C (1991) The Amaurobiidae of Northern Italy (Araneae). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano 131: 261-276 pdf

Simon E (1914) Les arachnides de France 6 (1). Paris (Roret): 1-308 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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