Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Tegenaria  Latreille, 1804   92 species

Tegenaria ferruginea  (Panzer, 1804)

Description

Prosoma yellow-brown, sometimes slightly reddish, with 3 slender dark stripes and dark spots. Sternum brown, with brighter median stripe and bright spots. Legs yellowish, with darker spots. Femur dark brown. Opisthosoma dark brown with black stripes and spots, dorsally with broad, light reddish brown median band and whitish spots.

Body length male: 9-12 mm
Body length female: 11-15 mm
Additional information

Under stones and bark, also in basements.

This species can bite humans, usually when they try to catch or remove it with their hands. The bite is not very painful and an occasional moderate local swelling disappears within a few hours.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Azores. Introduced to Venezuela
Phenology
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References

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Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. [Old pdf-version: Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at Pantini_&_Isaia_- _Checklist_of_the_Italian_spiders._June_2018.] Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

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Tsiareshyna M (2019) First record of spider Tegenaria ferruginea (Panzer, 1804) from Belarus with notes on overwintering. European Journal of Ecology 5: 11-14 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
20-11-2019 Distribution update Old value
28-06-2019 Distribution update Old value
26-11-2013 Datasheet update Old value