Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Malthonica  Simon, 1898   6 species

Malthonica lusitanica  Simon, 1898


Resembles M. oceanica. Palp: ventral apophysis besides the retrotibial apophysis with irregular borders. Embolus strongly developed, describing an almost complete circle. Conductor strongly developed. Median apophysis well defined with a spatulate appearance.


Resembles M. oceanica. Epigyne with a posterior transversal plate (epigynal bar).

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Portugal to France
 male  female

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