Desidae  Pocock, 1895 / Badumna  Thorell, 1890   1 species

Badumna longinqua  (L. Koch, 1867)


Embolus long and sigmoid. Epigyne with undivided depression and 2 lateral denticles. Anterior median eyes about 1.4x larger than anterior lateral eyes.

Additional information

Introduced in Germany, in hothouses.

This species of Australian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Eastern Australia, New Zealand, Japan, USA, Uruguay, Argentina, Germany

Gloor D (unpubl.)

Kielhorn K-H, Rödel I (2011) Badumna longinqua nach Europa eingeschleppt (Araneae: Desidae). Arachnol Mitt 42: 1-4

Lehtinen P T (1967) Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Ann Zool Fenn 4: 199-468

Ubick D, Paquin P, Cushing P E, Roth V (eds.) (2005) Spiders of North America: an identification manual. American Arachnol Soc Keene (New Hampshire), 377 p

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 23.01.2017

26-02-2015 Distribution update Old value
11-06-2013 Datasheet update Old value
11-06-2013 Image insert
11-06-2013 Distribution update Old value