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Images and Species Descriptions
Text and photographs © 2011 Jørgen Lissner
The Spiders of Europe and Greenland
Family: Filistatidae (Crevice Weavers)
This family is represented in Europe with 12 species in 2 genera (van Helsdingen, 2009; Platnick, 2009). European genera (number of species in parenthesis): Filistata (9), Pritha (3).
Genus: Filistata Latreille, 1810
There are 9 European species (van Helsdingen, 2009; Platnick, 2009): Filistata annulipes, F. canariensis, F. dubia (nomen dubium), F. gomerensis, F. insidiatrix, F. pseudogomerensis, F. teideensis, F. tenerifensis, F. truncata (nomen dubium).
Filistata canariensis Schmidt, 1976
Range: Spain (Canary Islands) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Canary Is (Platnick 10.0).
Subadult female.
Female.
Subadult female.
Subadult female.
Subadult female.
Female.
Female.
Female.
Subadult female.
Filistata insidiatrix (Forsskl, 1775)
Range: Bulgaria, Croatia, France (Corsica), France (Mainland), Greece (Crete), Greece (Cyclades), Greece (Dodecanese Islands), Greece (Mainland), Greece (North Aegean Islands), Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sardinia), Italy (Sicily), Macedonia, Malta, Portugal (Azores), Portugal (Madeira), Portugal (Mainland), Portugal (Selvagens Islands), Slovenia, Spain (Balearic Islands), Spain (Canary Islands), Spain (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Mediterranean to Turkmenistan, Cape Verde Is (Platnick 10.0).
Juvenile.
Juvenile.
Subadult male.
Male.
Juvenile.
Male.
Male.
Male, note emboli.
Male.
Male.
Male.
Male.
Juvenile.
Subadult male.
Subadult male.
Female.
Female.
Male.
Filistata teideensis Wunderlich, 1992
Range: Spain (Canary Islands) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Canary Is (Platnick 10.0).
Female.
Female.
Female.
Genus: Pritha Lehtinen, 1967
There are 3 European species (van Helsdingen, 2009; Platnick, 2009): Pritha condita, P. nana, P. pallida.
Pritha nana (Simon, 1868)
Range: Bulgaria, Croatia, France (Corsica), France (Mainland), Greece (Crete), Greece (Mainland), Italy (Mainland), Portugal (Azores), Portugal (Madeira), Portugal (Mainland), Spain (Balearic Islands), Switzerland (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Mediterranean (Platnick 10.0).
Juvenile.
Juvenile.