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Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Metatrachelas  Bosselaers & Bosmans, 2010   3 species

Metatrachelas rayi  (Simon, 1878)

Description
Male

Prosoma reddish brown to chestnut brown, sides covered with small warts. Prosoma length: 1.39 mm. Chelicerae chestnut brown, promargin with 3 teeth, increasing in size towards base of fang, retromargin with 2 teeth. Sternum smooth, yellow-brown, with some small pits. Legs I-II ochre, legs III-IV pale yellow. Opisthosoma grey with a longitudinal, dagger-shaped dark grey mark enclosed between two oval white spots in anterior half and 4-6 white chevrons in posterior quarter, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length male: 2.40-3.10 mm
Female

Prosoma reddish brown, entirely covered with small warts. Prosoma length: 1.40 mm. Chelicerae as in males. Sternum smooth with some small pits, brown, margin darker. Legs and opisthosoma as in males.

Body length female: 2.6-3.8 mm
Additional information

In litter layer of sunny slopes with open vegetation and vineyards.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Albania, Bulgaria, Algeria
Phenology
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Distribution List
Albania   (Naumova, 2020) ||| Algeria   (Bosselaers et al., 2009) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| France   (Bosselaers et al., 2009) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

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

Bosselaers J, Urones C, Barrientos J A, Alberdi J M (2009) On the Mediterranean species of Trachelinae (Araneae, Corinnidae) with a revision of Trachelas L. Koch 1872 on the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Arachnology 37: 15-38 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Naumova M (2020) Descriptions of two new spider species, with new data on the Albanian arachnofauna (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones and Scorpiones). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 72: 3-12 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
28-03-2020 Distribution update Detail
28-03-2020 Distribution insert Detail