Filistatidae  Ausserer, 1867 / Filistata  Latreille, 1810   2 species

Filistata insidiatrix  (Forsskål, 1775)

Description
Male

Male palp very long and slender. Tibia at least 4 times as long as bulb. Large, brown to dark brown species.

Body length male: 7-9 mm
Female

Females: no epigynal structures visible from outside. Prosoma light brown, with thin dark borderline, cephalic part with triangular brown patch. Body with light pubescence. Legs brown, with blotches on femur. Opisthosoma uniform light brown.

Body length female: 9-14 mm
Additional information

In cork oak forests, scrubland, dry-stone walls, under stones, in crevices or in entrances of caves, Mediterranean area, ranging to South Tyrol in the north. Build irregular webs with retreat tube.

 

 

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Mediterranean to Turkmenistan, Cape Verde Is.
Phenology
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
 male  female
Females: several years, with juveniles January, May and December. Males: spring and autumn.
Figures
References

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