Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Metatrachelas  Bosselaers & Bosmans, 2010   3 species

Metatrachelas macrochelis  (Wunderlich, 1992)

Description
Male

Prosoma orange-brown, slightly rugose. Prosoma length: 1.47 mm. Chelicerae orange, promargin with 3 teeth, increasing in size towards base of fang, retromargin with 2 teeth. Sternum smooth, greyish yellow, margin darker. Legs orange. Opisthosoma greyish green with 4 paler spots around sigilla in anterior half and 5-6 pale chevrons in posterior half, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length male: 2.95 mm
Female

Prosoma brown. Prosoma length: 1.26 mm. Chelicerae yellow-brown, granulated, otherwise as in males. Sternum smooth, brown, margin darker- Legs I-II orange, legs III-IV orange-yellow. Opisthosoma dark greenish grey with two pale pear-shaperd patches followed by 2 light transveral patches in anterior half and 5-6 pale chevrons in posterior half, dorsal scutum absent.

Body length female: 2.84-3.71 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, Canary Is., Azores, Algeria
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Bosselaers J, Urones C, Barrientos J A, Alberdi J M (2009) On the Mediterranean species of Trachelinae (Araneae, Corinnidae) with a revision of Trachelas L. Koch 1872 on the Iberian Peninsula. Journal of Arachnology 37: 15-38 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf