Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Eratigena  Bolzern, Burckhardt & Hänggi, 2013   20 species

Eratigena saeva  (Blackwall, 1844)

Description

Conductor with tip bent toward tibia. Vulva anteriorly with 2 distinct structures. Prosoma yellowish-grey, with 2 broad, dark brown to black longitudinal stripes. Sternum grey-brown, with brighter median part and bright spots near coxa. Legs yellowish-grey, unicoloured. Opisthosoma grey-brown, dorsally with 2 longitudinal rows of yellowish spots and narrow, yellow median stripe.

Body length male: 10-14 mm
Body length female: 11-16 mm
Additional information

= Eratigena atrica per Bolzern et al. (2013b)

 

In warm localities under stones, often in buildings

Frequency: Frequent

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe. Introduced to Canada, USA
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
males: June-August
Figures
References

Brignoli P M (1978b) Quelques notes sur les Agelenidae, Hahniidae, Oxyopidae et Pisauridae de France et d'Espagne (Araneae). Revue suisse Zool 85: 265-294

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

Merrett P (1980) Notes on the variation, identification and distribution of British species of the Tegenaria atrica group (Araneae, Agelenidae). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 5: 1-8

Roberts M J (1995) Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe. Collins Field Guide Bath

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2