Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Textrix  Sundevall, 1833   6 species

Textrix caudata  L. Koch, 1872


Tibial apophysis asymmetrical. Epigyne only slightly sclerotised. Prosoma yellow-brown, with bright longitudinal band, eye region black. Legs yellow-brown, with annulated femora and tibiae. Opisthosoma with broad yellow-brown band, darker laterally, grey-brown and yellow ventrally.

Body length male: 5.9-6 mm
Body length female: 5.3-9 mm
Additional information

Widely distributed in Mediterranean area.

The single record from Germany has been reported by von Broen (1995) from a hothouse which closed in 1998. No other records from Germany are known so far (T. Bauer, pers. comm.).

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Macaronesia, Northern Africa, Southern Europe, Syria
Distribution List
Andorra   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Belgium   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Germany   (Broen, 1995) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no 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 (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Blauwe R de (1980a) Revision de la famille des Agelenidae (Araneae) de la région Mediterranéenne (2e partie). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 52(1): 1-54 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 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

Brignoli P M (1977b) Ragni d'Italia XXVII. Nuovi dati su Agelenidae, Argyronetidae, Hahniidae, Oxyopidae e Pisauridae cavernicoli ed epigei (Araneae). Quaderni del Museo di Speleologia "V. Rivera" 4: 3-117 pdf

Broen B von (1995) Nachweis von Textrix caudata für Deutschland (Araneae: Agelenidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 10: 14 pdf

Gallardo L, Barrientos J A, Urones C (1986) Aspectos taxonómicos de dos especies del género Textrix: T. caudata L. Koch y T. pinicola E. Simón (Araneae; Agelenidae). Actas de las Jornadas de la Asociación Española de Entomología, Sevilla 7: 54-64 pdf

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

Roberts M J (1998) Spinnengids. Tirion, Baarn, Netherlands, 397 pp. pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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