Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Textrix  Sundevall, 1833   6 species

Textrix caudata  L. Koch, 1872


Tibial apophysis asymmetrical. Epigyne only slightly sclerotised. Prosoma yellow-brown, with bright longitudinal band, eye region black. Legs yellow-brown, with annulated femora and tibiae. Opisthosoma with broad yellow-brown band, darker laterally, grey-brown and yellow ventrally.

Body length male: 5.9-6 mm
Body length female: 5.3-9 mm
Additional information

Widely distributed in Mediterranean area.

The single record from Germany has been reported by von Broen (1995) from a hothouse which closed in 1998. No other records from Germany are known so far (T. Bauer, pers. comm.).

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Macaronesia, Northern Africa, Southern Europe, Syria

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31-03-2015 Distribution update Old value