Filistata insidiatrix

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Filistata insidiatrix
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Family: Filistatidae
Genus: Filistata
F. insidiatrix
Binomial name
Filistata insidiatrix
(Forskål, 1775)[1]
  • Aranea insidiatrix Forsskål, 1775
  • Filistata testacea Latreille, 1810
  • Filistata bicolor Latreille, 1817
  • Teratodes attalicus C. L. Koch, 1838
  • Oecobius nigripalpis Dufour, 1863

Filistata insidiatrix is a species of spiders that occurs in the Mediterranean through to Turkmenistan and on the Cape Verde Islands.[1]

It is the biggest filistatid species, with females up to 14mm (males up to 7mm). These slender brown spiders have long pedipalps. Of the eight eyes, two appear white and are easily discerned. It is found on old walls and under rocks, where it builds a tube-like web that opens like a funnel.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Taxon details Filistata insidiatrix Forsskål, 1775", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2016-05-06