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Images and Species Descriptions
Text and photographs © 2011 Jørgen Lissner
The Spiders of Europe and Greenland
Family: Eresidae (Velvet Spiders)
Genus: Eresus Walckenaer, 1805
Eresus kollari Rossi 1846
Range: Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France (Corsica), France (Mainland), Germany, Great Britain (Channel Islands), Greece (Crete), Greece (Cyclades), Greece (Mainland), Greece (North Aegean Islands), Hungary, Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sicily), Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Portugal (Mainland), Romania, Russia (Central European), Russia (Eastern European), Russia (Southern European), Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Mainland), Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Europe to Central Asia (Platnick 10.0).
Female.
Female.
Female.
Dorsal side of female abdomen.
Female.
Female.
Male.
Male.
Male.
Male.
Male.
Male.
Male abdominal markings.
Male.
Prey-catching web made of cribellate silk.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female abdomen.
Female.
Male, abdominal markings.
Male.
Male.
Eresus kollari frontalis Latreille, 1819
Range: Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sicily), Spain (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Spain (Platnick 10.0).
Eresus walckenaeri Brull, 1832
Range: Bulgaria, Greece (Crete), Greece (Cyclades), Greece (Dodecanese Islands), Greece (Mainland), Greece (North Aegean Islands), Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sicily) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Mediterranean (Platnick 10.0).
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Female, front of abdomen.
Female.
Female, tarsal claw.
Female.
Juvenile female.
Juvenile female.
Juvenile female.
Juvenile female.
Juvenile female abdominal markings.
Juvenile female.
Female, epigyne in posterior view (hairs removed).
Female, epigyne.
Genus: Stegodyphus Simon, 1873
Stegodyphus lineatus (Latreille, 1817)
Range: Greece (Crete), Greece (Dodecanese Islands), Greece (Mainland), Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sicily), Portugal (Mainland), Spain (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Europe to Tajikistan (Platnick 10.0).