Atlas of the European Arachnids

The Atlas of the European Arachnids is an unsystematic but continuously updated collection of records (occurrences) of arachnid species (excluding mites) in central Europe (while not excluding surrounding regions). This site continues the recording scheme of the Arachnologische Gesellschaft, formerly maintained by Aloysius Staudt (www.spiderling.de).

Recorded species
1272
Min. recorded specimens
1069145
Sources
3353
Locations
9394

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different. Last update: 2019-04-23 00:03:17)


Citation: Arachnologische Gesellschaft (2019): Atlas of the European Arachnids, accessed at https://atlas.arages.de on {date of access}


Locations on maps are only displayed with a reduced precision when you are not logged in. Furthermore, the printing functions and advanced statistics are not available. Members of the Arachnologische Gesellschaft can log in at any time and use the Atlas without these restrictions after they have registered for the Members' Area of the main pages. For further information about an AraGes membership see here.



The taxonomy of Araneae on this site follows that of the World Spider Catalog in its latest version, that of the small orders (except Opiliones and Scorpiones) follows the catalogues of Mark S. Harvey. If nothing else is specified for a species from a species group, the species “s. str.” is meant.

All geographic coordinates use the WGS84 datum.

Records from the previous recording scheme are strongly reduced (usually only one record per decade, source, species and map grid). Furthermore, the record date is known only as a decade. For some sources the record date was corrected to be precise to a year. Only the latest records carry an exact date or date range spanning only a few days.

Locations from the former recording scheme were only known as a grid number of the topo-map series TK 25 (an “MTB”), i. e. they are only precise to an area of 10×6 minutes. Only the latest records are more precise. Older records from outside of Germany are associated with a „pseudo”-MTB, i. e. they lie within a rectangular area with coordinates derived from the TK 25 grid number even though this sheet does not actually exist in the series. New records can be localized to any position in the world, also outside the TK 25 series area. Furthermore, some older records were subsequently localized more precisely.

Additional record data like collection method, gender, maturity, biotope type, etc. are typically only known for the newest records.

Biotopes are classfied according to the EUNIS (2007 revision).

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Sources with recent updates

Stenchly K, Bernard D & Finch O-D (2007): Arboricolous spiders (Arachnida, Araneae) of the Leipzig floodplain forest – first results; in: Unterseher M, Morawetz W, Klotz S & Arndt E (Eds.): The canopy of a temperate floodplain forest. Results from five years of resaerch at the Leipzig canopy crane – Universitätsverlag, Leipzig: 72–80 
Holle T, Allers M-A, Brandt T, Bruns T, Homann U, Lemke M, Rohte O, Voigt N & Finch O-D (2005): Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna (Araneae) des Naturparks „Steinhuder Meer“, Niedersachen.Berichte der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Hannover 147: 113–134 
Muster C, Böttcher B, Komposch C & Knoflach B (2005): Neue Nachweise bi- und unisexueller "Populationen" von Megabunus lesserti (Opiliones: Phalangiidae) in den Nordostalpen.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 30: 20–24; DOI: 10.5431/aramit3003 
Messner B (1983): Neufunde von Atypus affinis Eichwald (Araneae, Atypidae) und die Kontrollen bisher bekannter Populationen.Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 27 (2): 79–81 
Broen B von & Moritz M (1964): Zur Biologie und Verbreitung der deutschen Atypus-Arten (Araneae, Atypidae).Zoologischer Anzeiger, Leipzig 172: 147–151 
Broen B von (1965): Einige weitere Bemerkungen über die deutschen Atypus-Arten (Araneae, Atypidae).Zoologischer Anzeiger, Leipzig 175: 409–412 
Holstein J & Maier C (2003): Laufkäfer und Spinnen im Wental; in: Naturkundeverein Schwäbisch Gmünd (Hrsg.): Das Wental - eine schützenswerte naturnahe Landschaft in Ostwürttemberg – Unicornis 11: 149–158 
Bülte R (1998): Die Wespenspinne - ein Exot erobert Rügen. https://www-irm.mathematik.hu-berlin.de/~teschke/wespin.htm.Mitteilungsblatt des Vereins der Freunde und Förderer des Nationalparkes Jasmund e. V. 12 
Scharff N & Langemark S (1997): Hvepseedderkoppen Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli) i Danmark (Araneae; Araneidae).Entomologiske Meddelelser 65: 179–182 
Anon (unpublished): Beobachtung gemeldet an SMNK.
Staudt A & Christian S (2010, unpublished): Spinnenaufsammlungen im Sauer- und Ourtal im April 2010 (unpubl.). 

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Recently added sources

Holstein J & Maier C (2003): Laufkäfer und Spinnen im Wental; in: Naturkundeverein Schwäbisch Gmünd (Hrsg.): Das Wental - eine schützenswerte naturnahe Landschaft in Ostwürttemberg – Unicornis 11: 149–158 
Rödel I, Landeck I & Platen R (2010): Die Webspinnen des NSG Bergbaufolgelandschaft Grünhaus - Eine Zönose im Wandel der Sukzession (1993-2005).Biomonitoring im Naturparadies Grünhaus Jahresbericht 2010: 26–29 
Kielhorn K-H (2018): Webspinnen (Araneae); in: Schuldes S & Mammen U (Bearb.): Die kennzeichnenden Tierarten des FFH-Gebietes „Huy nördlich Halberstadt" – Berichte des Landesamtes für Umweltschutz Sachsen-Anhalt Sonderheft 1 (2018): 57–64 u. 220–225 
Tanasevitch AV (2019): A new Agyneta from Italy and Greece (Araneae: Linyphiidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 87–88; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5716 
Červená M, Kirchmair G & Christophoryová J (2019): Phoretic chernetid species newly recorded from Slovakia and Austria (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 65–68; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5712 
Hohner M (2019): Neue Nachweise von Brigittea civica (Araneae: Dictynidae) in Bayern.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 84–86; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5715 
Anon (unpublished): Beobachtung gemeldet an SMNK.
Hiebsch H (1971): Der Schneckenkanker - ein mehrfach bemerkenswerter Weberknecht.Naturschutzarbeit und naturkundliche Heimatforschung in Sachsen 13: 43–44 
Blick T, Dorow WHO (2014): Weitere Tiergruppen im Naturwaldreservat Kinzigaue (Hessen). Untersuchungszeitraum 1999–2001.Naturwaldreservate in Hessen 13: 161–192 
Malten A (1999): Araneae (Spinnen), Opiliones (Weberknechte); in: Dorow WHO, Flechtner G, Kopelke J-P: Niddahänge östlich Rudingshain. Zoologische Untersuchungen 1990-1992. Teil 1. Naturwaldreservate in Hessen. Band 5/2.1 – Mitteilungen der Hessischen Landesforstverwaltung 32/1: 85–239 

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Currently processed sources

Anon (unpublished): Beobachtung gemeldet an SMNK.

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2019-04-16:
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2019-03-28:
Version 1.46:
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2019-03-16:
Version 1.45:
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2019-01-31:
Version 1.44:
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