Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Barylestis  Simon, 1910   4 species

Barylestis variatus  (Pocock, 1900)

Additional information

introduced from Africa, not established

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): West Africa. Introduced to Northern Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czechia
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.

Belgium   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Netherlands   (no references) ||| Northern Ireland   (Lavery, 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (Lavery, 2019) |||

Browning E (1954) The accidental importation of three species of Torania into Great Britain, with observations on live specimens (Araneae: Sparassidae). Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 124: 213-217, 1pl pdf

Forsyth M (1962) Spiders introduced with fruit to N. Ireland during 1961. Irish Naturalists Journal 14: 63 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2019) Faunistiek en dynamiek in de spinnenwereld [Faunistics and dynamics in the spider world]. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 38: 41-43 pdf

Jäger P (2002b) Heteropodinae: transfers and synonymies (Arachnida: Araneae: Sparassidae). Acta Arachnologica 51: 33-61 pdf

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Machač O (2017) Record of a tropical sparassid from Hranice na Moravě. Pavouk 42: 7 pdf

Schmidt G (1959) Bestimmungstabelle für die aus Westafrika mit Bananen eingeschleppten Spinnen. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Zoologie 46: 99-105 pdf

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

16-01-2021 Distribution update Detail
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12-03-2019 Distribution update Detail