Filistatidae  Ausserer, 1867 / Filistata  Latreille, 1810   4 species

Filistata insidiatrix  (Forsskål, 1775)

Description
Male

Male palp very long and slender. Tibia at least 4 times as long as bulb. Large, brown to dark brown species.

Body length male: 7-9 mm
Female

Females: no epigynal structures visible from outside. Prosoma light brown, with thin dark borderline, cephalic part with triangular brown patch. Body with light pubescence. Legs brown, with blotches on femur. Opisthosoma uniform light brown.

Body length female: 9-14 mm
Additional information

In cork oak forests, scrubland, dry-stone walls, under stones, in crevices or in entrances of caves, Mediterranean area, ranging to South Tyrol in the north. Build irregular webs with retreat tube.

 

 

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Hungary: not Chyzer & Kulczyński (1897: nowadays Kroatien), but Zonstein & Marusik (2019: 68, Budapest)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Cape Verde Is., Mediterranean to Turkmenistan
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
Females: several years, with juveniles January, May and December. Males: spring and autumn.
Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Hungary   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Tunisia   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2019) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Brignoli P M (1982) Contribution à la connaissance des Filistatidae paléarctiques (Araneae). Revue Arachnologique 4: 65-75 pdf

Chyzer C, Kulczyński W (1897) Araneae Hungariae. Tomus II. Academia Scientarum Hungaricae, Budapest, pp. 147-366, pl. 6-10. pdf

Crespo L, Cardoso P, Silva I, Menezes D (2009a) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from the Selvagens Islands (Portugal): additions to the current knowledge. Boletín de la Sociedad Entomologica Aragonesa 45: 343-348 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Marusik Y M, Zonstein S L (2014) A synopsis of Middle East Filistata (Aranei: Filistatidae), with description of new species from Azerbaijan. Arthropoda Selecta 23: 199-205 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zonstein S L, Marusik A M, Grabolle A (2018b) A remarkably small new species of Filistata (Aranei: Filistatidae) from Portugal. Arthropoda Selecta 27: 49-52 pdf

Zonstein S, Marusik Y M (2019) A revision of the spider genus Filistata (Araneae: Filistatidae). Arachnology 18: 53-93 pdf

Updates
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