Titanoecidae  Lehtinen, 1967 / Pandava  Lehtinen, 1967   1 species

Pandava laminata  (Thorell, 1878)


Pedipalp: Tibia longish with a distinct kink. Prolateral tibial apophysis with several tips and edges, partly merged. Colouration reddish-brown, dark brown to suffused with black.

Body length male: 5.8 mm

Epigyne semi-circular, somewhat wider than long. Broad median septum, converging anteriorly and posteriorly, not reaching epigastric furrow.

Body length female: 5.2-7.5 mm
Additional information

This species of Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe and did establish.

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka to China, Indonesia, Philippines, Micronesia, French Polynesia. Introduced to Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Hungary
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Germany   (Jäger, 2008; Blick et al., 2016) ||| Hungary   (Pfliegler et al., 2012) ||| Netherlands   (Rozwałka & Bielak-Bielecki, 2017) ||| Poland   (Rozwałka & Bielak-Bielecki, 2017) ||| United Kingdom   (Parker, 2020) |||

Blick T, Finch O-D, Harms K H, Kiechle J, Kielhorn K-H , Kreuels M, Malten A, Martin D, Muster C, Nährig D, Platen R, Rödel I, Scheidler M, Staudt A, Stumpf H, Tolke D (2016) Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneae) Deutschlands. 3. Fassung, Stand April 2008, einzelne Änderungen und Nachträge bis August 2015. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 70/4: 383-510 pdf

Jäger P (2008) Pandava laminata, eine weitere nach Deutschland importierte Spinnenart (Araneae: Titanoecidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 36: 4-8 pdf

Lehtinen P T (1967) Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468 pdf

Parker B (2020) A new spider species for the United Kingdom – Pandava laminata (Thorell, 1878). Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 149: 17-18 pdf

Pfliegler W P, Pfeiffer K M, Grabolle A (2012) Some spiders (Araneae) new to the Hungarian fauna, including three genera and one family. Opuscula Zoologica, Budapest 43: 1-8 pdf

Rozwałka R, Bielak-Bielecki P (2017) First records of the alien spider Pandava laminata (Thorell, 1878) (Araneae: Titanoecidae) in Poland. Fragmenta Faunistica 59: 121-126 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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