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Eurasian Grass Spider
Agelena labyrinthica.jpg
A. labyrinthica
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Agelenidae
Genus: Agelena
C. L. Koch, 1837
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73 species

Agelena is a genus of agelenid spiders that trap their prey by weaving entangling non-sticky funnel webs. The genus is limited to the Old world, where it occurs from Africa to Japan. It is sometimes referred to as Eurasian grass spiders, as opposed to its North-American counterpart, Agelenopsis.

Agelena limbata is one of the most common web-weaving spider species in Japan, the species known as Agelena opulenta was moved to the genus Allagelena in 2006.


Four species were transferred to the new genus Allagelena in 2006.