Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Barylestis  Simon, 1910   3 species

Barylestis variatus  (Pocock, 1900)

Additional information

introduced from Africa, not established

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): West Africa. Introduced to Northern Ireland, Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czechia
Distribution List
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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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