Tetragnathidae  Menge, 1866 / Tetragnatha  Latreille, 1804   20 species

Tetragnatha shoshone  Levi, 1981


Colouration as in females.

Body length male: 5.4-8.8 mm

Prosoma, sternum and legs yellowish. Opisthosma evenly covered with tiny silver pigment spots, except for cardiac area and a narrow ventral band to spinnerets.

Body length female: 8.6-12.3 mm
Additional information

This species was first described by Levi (1981) for North America and later detected in a few European locations (Uhl et al. 1992). It can be considered to be of North American origin (alien species) but may also be a Holarctic species. Therefore, it is listed here as cryptogenic.

  No data
Distribution comment: Bulgaria: Indzhov (in litt.)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): USA, Canada, Europe, Kazakhstan, Iran, Mongolia, China
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) |||

Bosmans R (2014a) Tetragnatha shoshone Levi, 1981 nouvelle espèce pour la France (Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Rev arachnol (2) 1: 11-12

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

Levi H W (1981) The American orb-weaver genera Dolichognatha and Tetragnatha north of Mexico (Araneae: Araneidae, Tetragnathinae). Bulletin Museum Comparative Zoology 149: 271-318

Sozontov A N, Esyunin S L (2015) Taxonomical remarks about two spider species from the genus Tetragnatha Latreille 1804 (Aranei, Tetragnathidae). Entomological Review 95: 406-414 pdf

Uhl G, Sacher P, Weiss I, Kraus O (1992) Europäische Vorkommen von Tetragnatha shoshone (Arachnida, Araneae, Tetragnathidae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg 33: 247-261 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

28-11-2018 Distribution update Detail
09-11-2016 Datasheet update Detail
20-05-2014 Datasheet update Detail
20-05-2014 Distribution update Detail
20-05-2014 Image insert