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Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Paratrachelas  Kovblyuk & Nadolny, 2009   4 species

Paratrachelas validus  (Simon, 1884)

Description
Male

Prosoma reddish brown to chestnut brown, with small pits. Prosoma length: 2.50 mm. Chelicerae chestnut brown, rugose, pro- and retromargin with 3 teeth. Sternum orange-brown, with small pits. Legs I-II orange-brown, legs III-IV orange-yellow. Opisthosoma grey, dorsum with brown scutum, covering almost the entire opisthosoma, with 4 pale spots in anterior part and some pale chevrons in posterior part.

Body length male: 2.79-4.68 mm
Female

Prosoma reddish brown, with small pits. Prosoma length: 1.97 mm. Chelicerae brown, rugose, toothed as in males. Sternum yellow-brown with small pits. Leg I-II orange-brown, leg III-IV orange. Opisthosoma grey, dorsum with a darker, dagger-shaped longitudinal mark and 4 lighter spots around sigilla in anterior half, as well as some lighter chevrons in posterior half, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length female: 4.52-4.89 mm
Additional information

In humus, litter layer, moss, on shrubs, under stones, from 10 m up to 1500 m a.s.l.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain, Italy
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Italy   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||
References

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. J Arachnol 37: 15-38

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

Pantini P, Mazzoleni F (2018) I ragni de Calabria (Arachnida Araneae). Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Bergamo 31: 11-69 pdf

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

Updates
20-04-2018 Image insert
20-04-2018 Distribution update Detail