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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): USA, Canada, Europe, Kazakhstan, Iran, Mongolia, China
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Naumova et al., 2021) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Almquist, 2005) |||

Almquist S (2005) Swedish Araneae, part 1 – families Atypidae to Hahniidae (Linyphiidae excluded). Insect Systematics & Evolution, Supplement 62: 1-124 pdf

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

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

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

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 (NF) 33: 247-261 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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