Atlas of the European Arachnids

This site continues the recording scheme of the Arachnologische Gesellschaft, formerly maintained by Aloysius Staudt (

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. For species with subspecies we mean the nominate form if nothing else is specified.

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 are 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.

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).

Recorded species
Recorded specimens

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different.)

Citation: Arachnologische Gesellschaft (2017): Atlas of the European Arachnids, accessed at on {date of access}

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The acronym of a species is the first 3 letters of the genus name followed by the first 3 letters of the specific name, e. g. "aradia" for "Araneus diadematus".
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Ratschker, U., J. Meier & A. Wetzel (2005): Die Zönose der Araneae in Kiefern- und Birkenforsten rekultivierter Tagebaukippen in Sachsen und Brandenburg.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 29: 3–16; DOI: 10.5431/aramit2902 
Stumpf, H. (1994): Nachweis von Linyphia alpicola in Deutschland (Araneae: Linyphiidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 8: 67–68; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0811 
Thaler-Knoflach, B., A. Hänggi, K.-H. Kielhorn & B. von Broen (2014): Revisiting the taxonomy of the rare and tiny comb-footed spider Carniella brignolii (Araneae, Theridiidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 47: 7–13; DOI: 10.5431/aramit4702 
Beier, M. (1951): Zur Kenntnis der ostalpinen Chthoniiden (Pseudoscorp.).Entomologisches Nachrichtenblatt, Wien 3: 163–166 
Muster, Christoph & Klaus Lippold (2003): Chthonius (Chthonius) alpicola neu für Deutschland (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 26: 55–58; DOI: 10.5431/aramit2605 
Renner, F. & H. Dick (1992): Spinnen in der Nestlingsnahrung von Rabenkrähen.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 3: 57–58; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0304 
Otto, B., Süßmuth, T. & Meyer, F. (2001): Zur Schutzwürdigkeit und -bedürftigkeit von Verlandungsmooren in der Mittleren Mark - dargestellt am Naturschutzgebiet "Rauhes Luch" bei Luckenwalde.Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege in Brandenburg 10 (2): 62–70 
Sacher, P. (1995): Wiederbestätigung von Metapanamomops kaestneri für Deutschland (Araneae: Linyphiidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 9: 42–43; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0907 
Uhlenhaut, H. in Blick, T. & M. Scheidler (1991): Kommentierte Artenliste der Spinnen Bayerns (Araneae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 1: 27–80; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0103 
Kronestedt, T. (2006): On Pardosa schenkeli (Araneae: Lycosidae) and its presence in Germany and Poland.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 32: 31–37; DOI: 10.5431/aramit3206 
Kobel-Lamparski, A., C. Gack & F. Lamparski (1993): Einfluß des Grünmulchens auf die epigäischen Spinnen in Rebflächen des Kaiserstuhls.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 5: 15–32; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0503 
Kloid, P. (1994): Erstnachweis von Theridion hannoniae für Deutschland (Araneae: Theridiidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 8: 56–57; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0807 

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