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.

Additional information

Introduced in Germany, in hothouses.

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 2019): Eastern Australia. Introduced to USA, Mexico, Uruguay, Japan, New Zealand

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. Ann Zool Fenn 4: 199-468

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

26-02-2015 Distribution update Old value
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