Amaurobiidae  Thorell, 1870 / Amaurobius  C. L. Koch, 1837   35 species

Amaurobius pallidus  L. Koch, 1868

Description

Tibial apophysis with distally broadly rounded retrolateral process. Epigyne without groove. Prosoma yellow-brown, head region distinctly darker. Sternum yellow-brown. Chelicerae black-brown. Legs light brown, with indistinct dark annulations. Opisthosoma grey-yellow, dorsally a longish, dark spot in anterior part, pointed posteriorly, broken into small chevrons in posterior half.

Body length male: 8-10 mm
Body length female: 8-12.5 mm
Additional information

Under stones and in brickwork.

Frequency: Rarely found

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Germany: not established, therefore deleted (Blick et al., 2016)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Southeastern Europe to Georgia
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References

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
02-03-2015 Distribution update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value