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Titanoecidae  Lehtinen, 1967 / Pandava  Lehtinen, 1967   1 species

Pandava laminata  (Thorell, 1878)

Description
Male

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
Female

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.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Tanzania, Kenya, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka to China, Indonesia, Philippines, Micronesia, French Polynesia. Introduced to Britain, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Hungary
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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) |||
References

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 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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