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Images and Species Descriptions
Text and photographs © 2011 Jørgen Lissner
The Spiders of Europe and Greenland
Family: Sicariidae (Violin Spiders)
This family is represented in Europe with 3 species in one genus (van Helsdingen, 2009; Platnick, 2009). European genus (number of species in parenthesis): Loxosceles (3).
Genus: Loxosceles Heineken & Lowe, 1832
There are 3 European species (van Helsdingen, 2009; Platnick, 2009): Loxosceles decemnotata, L. laeta, L. rufescens.
Loxosceles rufescens (Dufour, 1820)
Range: Croatia, France (Corsica), France (Mainland), Greece (Crete), Greece (Cyclades), Greece (Dodecanese Islands), Greece (Mainland), Italy (Mainland), Italy (Sardinia), Italy (Sicily), Malta, Netherlands (introduced), Portugal (Azores), Portugal (Madeira), Portugal (Mainland), Portugal (Selvagens Islands), Spain (Balearic Islands), Spain (Canary Islands), Spain (Mainland) (van Helsdingen 2009.1). Global range: Cosmopolitan (Platnick 10.0).
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