Family: Pholcidae C. L. Koch, 1850 | key
Genus: Artema Walckenaer, 1837 | key
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    Artema atlanta Walckenaer, 1837      []
    Description male

    Prosoma 4.4 mm long.

    Body length male: 9.4 mm

    Description female

    Prosoma yellowish, with darkened grooves. Prosoma  4.3 mm long. Eyes subequal in size, anterior row straight, posterior row slightly procurved. Legs with brown annulations. Opisthosoma whitish, with dark irregular spots.

    Body length female: 10 mm

    Additional information

    In buildings.

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

      Not established
      No data

    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Pantropical, introduced in Belgium

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