Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Paratrachelas  Kovblyuk & Nadolny, 2009   3 species

Paratrachelas maculatus  (Thorell, 1875)


Prosoma light chestnut brown, with small pits. Prosoma length: 1.4-2.1 mm, prosoma width: 1.2-1.8 mm. Chelicerae chestnut brown, promargin with 3 teeth, retromargin with 2 teeth. Sternum light chestnut brown, slightly pitted. Legs orange-brown, femora of anterior legs darker. Opisthosoma grey, with 2 large, irregular light spots anteriorly and 2 transversal median light patches, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length male: 3.0-4.0 mm

Prosoma as in males. Prosoma length: 1.7-2.2 mm, prosoma width 1.5-1.9 mm. Chelicerae brown, toothed as in males. Sternum orange-brown, margin darker, with some small pits. Legs orange-brown. Opisthosoma as in males, but with additional pale chevrons in posterior part and the white patches with a pattern of small grey spots.

Body length female: 3.4-5.2 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): France to Ukraine, Turkey, Israel
 male  female

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08-11-2018 Image insert
11-02-2015 Distribution update Old value