Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Agelenopsis  Giebel, 1869   1 species

Agelenopsis potteri  (Blackwall, 1846)


Chelicerae with 3 teeth on retromargin. Sternum yellowish or brown, with dark V-shaped mark. Opisthosoma: dorsum with pattern, sides pale with dark spots, lateral area of venter pale, median area dark, set off by black lines.

Body length male: 7.3-12.7 mm
Body length female: 6.7-16.0 mm
Additional information

This species of North American origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): North America. Introduced to Ukraine, Russia (Europe, Far East), Kirgizstan, China
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.

Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

Chamberlin R V, Ivie W (1941) North American Agelenidae of the genera Agelenopsis, Calilena, Ritalena and Tortolena. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 34: 585-628 pdf

Fedoriak M, Rudenko S, Iaroshynska O, Zhukovets E (2012) Spiders (Araneae) of Chernivtsi City (Ukraine). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 43: 37-50 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Ponomarev A V, Dvadnenko K V (2013) Notes on the fauna of spiders (Aranei) of the southeast of Russian plain and the Caucasus with the description of a new species of the genus Haplodrassus Chamberlin, 1922 (Gnaphosidae). Vestnik Yuzhnogo Nauchnogo Tsentra 9: 47-56 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

04-01-2024 Datasheet update Detail
23-09-2015 Distribution update Detail
23-09-2015 Image insert