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 2021): Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka to China, Indonesia, Philippines, Micronesia, French Polynesia. Introduced to Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Hungary
Distribution List
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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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