Tetragnathidae  Menge, 1866 / Pachygnatha  Sundevall, 1823   9 species

Pachygnatha clerckoides  Wunderlich, 1985


Prosoma red-brown, median part and margin partly darkebed. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin and 4 teeth on retromargin, apical-frontal apophysis pointed and straight. Sternum medium-brown. Legs yellow. Opisthosoma: dorsum with dark grey folium, pairs of white spots, sides with a white longitudinal band, venter with a pair of white longitudinal bands.

Body length male: 3.3-4.3 mm

Colouration as in males, except dorsal folium slightly lighter.


Body length female: 4.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Russia (Europe), Iran
 male  female
Distribution List
Albania   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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

Komnenov M (2018) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the floodplains of the Vjosa river, south Albania. Acta ZooBot Austria 155: 197-212 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1985b) Pachygnatha clerckoides n. sp. aus Jugoslawien (Arachnida: Araneae: Tetragnathidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 65: 325-328 pdf

02-12-2018 Distribution update Detail
11-11-2015 Image insert