Clubionidae  Wagner, 1887 / Porrhoclubiona  Lohmander, 1944   5 species

Porrhoclubiona decora  (Blackwall, 1859)


Colour and pattern as in female, but smaller.


Prosoma brownish-yellow, with slight, narrow indentation in the medial line. Sternum oval. Opisthosoma yellow-white, covered in fine, whitish hairs, with dark brown pattern. Prosoma length: 2.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.8 mm.

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Distribution comment: Limited to Madeira, Porto Santo and the Azores; citations from Portugal, Italy and the Balkans probably refer to other species of the genevensis group (Bosmans et al. 2017b); the record from Latvia is presumably based on a misidentification.
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Madeira, Azores
Distribution List
Latvia  Removed (Cera, 2018) |||

Bosmans R, Henrard A, Benhalima S, Kherbouche-Abrous O (2017b) The genus Clubiona Latreille, 1904 (Araneae: Clubionidae) in the Maghreb, with notes on the genevensis group and new records from the Mediterranean Region. Zootaxa 4353: 1-28 pdf

Cera I (2018) The checklist of Latvian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Environmental and Experimental Biology 16: 139-152 pdf

Warburton C (1892) Spiders from Madeira. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 10: 216-228 pdf

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

Wunderlich J (1987) Die Spinnen der Kanarischen Inseln und Madeiras: Adaptive Radiation, Biogeographie, Revisionen und Neubeschreibungen. Triops, Langen, 435 pp. pdf

28-03-2022 Distribution update Detail
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