Amaurobiidae  Thorell, 1870 / Amaurobius  C. L. Koch, 1837   35 species

Amaurobius pavesii  Pesarini, 1991


Males very similar to P. scopolii. But indentations of the "apophyse supère" (Simon, 1914) less deep than in P. scopolii.

Body length female: 10.8 mm
Additional information

After Isaia & Pantini (pers. comm.) fig. 14a and 14b in Pesarini (1991) refer to A. pavesii instead of A. scopolii. Not yet considered in the World Spider Catalog 11.5 (Plantick 2011)

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Italy

Ballarin F, Pantini P (2017) A new species of Amaurobius C.L. Koch, 1837 (Araneae: Amaurobiidae) from Apennine Mountains (Italy) with the description of the male of A. pavesii Pesarini, 1991. Zootaxa 4276: 479-502

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at

Pesarini C (1991) The Amaurobiidae of Northern Italy (Araneae). Atti Soc Ital Sc Nat Mus Civ Stor Nat Milano 131: 261-276

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

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