Desidae  Pocock, 1895 / Badumna  Thorell, 1890   1 species

Badumna longinqua  (L. Koch, 1867)


Embolus long and sigmoid. Epigyne with undivided depression and 2 lateral denticles. Anterior median eyes about 1.4x larger than anterior lateral eyes.

Body length male: 11 mm
Body length female: 15 mm
Additional information

Introduced in Germany, in hothouses.

Non-established species in Europe (Nentwig, 2015).

This species of Australian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Australia. Introduced to New Zealand, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, South Africa, Germany, Japan
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   (Kielhorn & Rödel, 2011) |||

Gloor D (unpubl.)

Kielhorn K-H, Rödel I (2011) Badumna longinqua nach Europa eingeschleppt (Araneae: Desidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 42: 1-4 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

Nentwig W (2015) Introduction, establishment rate, pathways and impact of spiders alien to Europe. Biological Invasions 17: 2757-2778 pdf

Ubick D, Paquin P, Cushing P E, Roth V (eds.) (2005) Spiders of North America: an identification manual. American Arachnol Soc Keene (New Hampshire), 377 p

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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