Sparassidae  Bertkau, 1872 / Barylestis  Simon, 1910   4 species

Barylestis occidentalis  (Simon, 1887)

Additional information

only once introduced from Africa, not established

  Not established
  No data
Distribution comment: UK: Browning (1954)
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Congo, Uganda, Sudan
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.

United Kingdom   (no references) |||

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

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

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

13-03-2019 Image insert
13-03-2019 Distribution update Detail