Trachelidae  Simon, 1897 / Trachelas  L. Koch, 1872   2 species

Trachelas minor  O. P.-Cambridge, 1872

Description
Male

Prosoma yellowish to reddish brown, densely covered with granules. Prosoma length: 1.00 mm. Chelicerae reddish brown, pro- and retromargin each with 2 small teeth. Sternum minutely granulated, light yellow-brown, margin darker. Legs light yellowish brown, distal segments somewhat darker than femora. Opisthosoma pale yellowish grey, posterior quarter chocolate brown with thin white chevrons; dorsal scutum narrow, orange-yellow, shining.

Body length male: 1.80-2.10 mm
Female

Prosoma, chelicerae, sternum and legs as in males. Prosoma length: 1.09 mm. Opisthosoma pale yellowish grey, with chocolate brown, lancet-shaped median band, posterior quarter dark with white chevrons, scutum absent.

Body length female: 1.78-3.5 mm
Additional information

In grassland and on trees (Spain: Citrus trees).

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Mediterranean to Central Asia, West Africa
Phenology
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References

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Hänggi A, Stäubli A, Heer X, Trivellone V, Pollini Paltrinieri L, Moretti M (2014) Eleven new spider species (Arachnida: Araneae) for Switzerland discovered in vineyards in Ticino - What are possible reasons? Mitt schweiz Ent Ges 87: 215-228

Marusik Y M, Kovblyuk M M (2010) The spider genus Trachelas L. Koch, 1872 (Aranei: Corinnidae) in Russia. Arthropoda Selecta 19: 21-27

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Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94

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

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, accessed on 23.01.2017

Updates
05-01-2015 Distribution update Old value