Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Agelena  Walckenaer, 1805   5 species

Agelena longipes  Carpenter, 1900


Male unknown.


Prosoma yellowish brown, with brown lateral bands, with fine black marginal line. Sternum reddish brown, with U-shaped marking. Legs reddish brown, Femora with some darker markings. Opisthosoma: dorsum dark brown, with light yellow median band, anteriorly with red marking, venter yellowish white, with black longitudinal band.

Body length female: 12.5 mm
Additional information

This species has only been collected once, more than 100 years ago. It could be a misidentification and needs careful re-examination. In the meanwhile, it seems not to be justified to list this species as alien for Europe.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Britain

Carpenter G H (1900) Two spiders new to the British fauna. Ann Mag nat Hist (7) 6: 199-204

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

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

02-09-2014 Image insert
09-07-2013 Distribution update Old value