Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Histopona  Thorell, 1869   21 species

Histopona italica  Brignoli, 1977


Pedipalp: Tibial apophysis pointed. Conductor-tegulum connection distinctly stepped, radix bifid with a pointed and a plate-like end.

Body length male: 4.62 mm

Epigyne with posteriorly pointed epigynal plate. Epigyne with parallel median margins of glossy posterior sclerite, vulva with lateral lobes of copulatory duct very broad

Body length female: 6.3 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2017)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Italy

Bolzern A, Pantini P, Isaia M (2013a) Revision of the Histopona italica group (Araneae: Agelenidae), with the description of two new species. Zootaxa 3640: 23-41

Brignoli P M (1977b) Ragni d'Italia XXVII. Nuovi dati su Agelenidae, Argyronetidae, Hahniidae, Oxyopidae e Pisauridae cavernicoli ed epigei (Araneae). Quad Mus Speleol "V. Rivera" 4: 3-117

Hänggi A (1990) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Kantons Tessin III - Für die Schweiz neue und bemerkenswerte Spinnen. Mitt Schweiz Entomol Ges 63: 153-167

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (in press) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research early view

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

Pesarini C (unpubl.)

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

30-04-2013 Image insert
30-04-2013 Distribution update Old value