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
1,586
Min. recorded specimens
2,791,369
Sources
5,153
Locations
21,284

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different. Last update: February 3, 2023, 06:30:06)


Citation: Arachnologische Gesellschaft (2023): 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 World Arachnida Catalog. 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. Records from outside of Germany are partially 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.

The following grid systems are supported:

Additional record data like collection method, sex, 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

Korge H (1991): Zoologische Beobachtungen auf dem Truppenübungsplatz Döberitz.Berliner Naturschutzblätter, Zeitschrift für Berlin und Brandenburg 35(4): 165–168 
Christophoryová J, Krajčovičová K, Šťáhlavský F, Španiel S & Opatova V (2023): Integrative taxonomy approach reveals cryptic diversity within the phoretic pseudoscorpion genus Lamprochernes (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae).Insects 14, 122: 1–30; DOI: 10.3390/insects14020122 
Bauchhenß E (1984, unpublished): Bearbeitung der Spinnen; in: Scholl G: Faunistische Kurzanalyse im Bereich der „Hüfte“ südöstlich Veringenstadt. Gutachten für Planungsbüro B. Kaule Stuttgart 
Bauchhenß E, Weiss I & Toth F (1997): Neufunde von Zelotes mundus (Kulczyński, 1897) mit Beschreibung des Weibchens.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 13: 43–47 
Bauchhenß E (1995): Die epigäische Spinnenfauna auf Sandflächen Nordbayerns (Arachnida: Araneae).Zoologische Beiträge 36 (2): 221–250 
Bauchhenß E (2022, unpublished): Spinnen thermophiler Gebüsche am Stadtrand von Wien. 
Milasowszky N, Bauchhenß E, Freudenschuss M, Hepner M, Komposch C, Zulka KP (2015): Erstnachweise von Spinnen in Österreich (Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Linyphiidae, Lycosidae, Philodromidae, Theridiidae, Titanoecidae, Salticidae).Biodiversität und Naturschutz in Ostösterreich – BCBEA 1/2: 296–303 
Kubcová L (2004): A new spider species from the group Philodromus aureolus (Araneae, Philodoromidae) in Central Europe.Denisia (= Kataloge der OÖ Landesmuseen Neue Serie 14) 12: 291–304 
Helsdingen PJ van (2023): Steatoda paykulliana in Spaanse broccoli.Nieuwsbrief Spined 40: 23–24 
IJland S & Diemen P van (2023): Gasteracantha cancriformis (Araneae, Araneidae) geimporteerd in Nederland.Nieuwsbrief Spined 40: 21–22 
Van Keer K & Brys R (2022): A newly found population of the critically endangered Eresus sandaliatus (Martini & Goeze, 1778) in Belgium.Journal of the Belgian Arachnological Society 37 (2): 119–121 

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Recently added sources

Christophoryová J, Krajčovičová K, Šťáhlavský F, Španiel S & Opatova V (2023): Integrative taxonomy approach reveals cryptic diversity within the phoretic pseudoscorpion genus Lamprochernes (Pseudoscorpiones: Chernetidae).Insects 14, 122: 1–30; DOI: 10.3390/insects14020122 
Bauchhenß E (2022, unpublished): Spinnen thermophiler Gebüsche am Stadtrand von Wien. 
Helsdingen PJ van (2023): Steatoda paykulliana in Spaanse broccoli.Nieuwsbrief Spined 40: 23–24 
IJland S & Diemen P van (2023): Gasteracantha cancriformis (Araneae, Araneidae) geimporteerd in Nederland.Nieuwsbrief Spined 40: 21–22 
Van Keer K & Brys R (2022): A newly found population of the critically endangered Eresus sandaliatus (Martini & Goeze, 1778) in Belgium.Journal of the Belgian Arachnological Society 37 (2): 119–121 
Bauchhenß E (1988, unpublished): Bodenspinnen; in: Beutler A (Gesamtleitung): Ökologische Beweissicherung Kernkraftwerk Grafenrheinfeld. Zoologie. Für Planungsbüro Schaller, Kranzberg 
Plunger J, Guariento E, Steinwandter M, Colla F, Rief A & Seeber J (2022): Shifts in ground-dwelling predator communities in response to changes in management intensity in Alpine meadows.Soil Organisms 94 (3): 149–161; DOI: 10.25674/so94iss3id306 
Noordijk J & Groothuis J (2023): Een tweede kortstaartzweepschorpioensoort in Nederland: Zomus bagnallii (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae).Entomologische Berichten 83 (1): 19–20 
Blick T, Wölfel M & Weisser W (2023, unpublished): Spinnen von begrünten Dächern in München-Laim. 
Bauchhenß E (1984, unpublished): Bearbeitung der Spinnen; in: Scholl G: Faunistische Kurzanalyse im Bereich der „Hüfte“ südöstlich Veringenstadt. Gutachten für Planungsbüro B. Kaule Stuttgart 
Bauchhenß E (1983, unpublished): Bearbeitung der Spinnen; in: Scholl G: Grundlagendaten für Sulztal und Ottmaringer Tal. Für Büro Schober im Auftrag der Rheim-Main-Donau-AG 

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Currently processed sources

De Vore-Scribante A (1999): Les pseudoscorpions de la Suisse: étude systématique, faunistique et biogéographique.These, Faculte des Sciences, Université de Genève & Muséum d'histoire naturelle: 314 S.; DOI: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:79720 

New on this site

January 15, 2023:
Version 1.140:
  • New form for frequently reported species.
January 14, 2023:
Version 1.139:
  • Option to attach tags to records for various purposes (currently only usable by editors).
January 8, 2023:
Version 1.138:
  • List of records for locations on species map condensed to whole years per source. With a click you can get the list with full details.
  • Bugfixes
December 23, 2022:
Version 1.137:
  • Entry form "multiple species, multiple locations" now has the recording date with the location.
December 11, 2022:
Version 1.136:
  • Configuration of entry form "multiple species, multiple locations" is now stored for each source separately.
  • Bugfixes

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