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
1,385
Min. recorded specimens
1,610,167
Sources
3,559
Locations
13,511

(These statistics are not updated in real-time for performance reasons. The actual numbers may be different. Last update: 2020-07-05 21:15:07)


Citation: Arachnologische Gesellschaft (2020): 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. 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

Greissl R & Vogelei A (1997): Zur Verbreitung der Wespenspinne Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli 1772) (Araneae: Araneidae) im Saarland.Mitteilungen der Pollichia 84: 159–163 
Braun D (1992): Aspekte der Vertikalverteilung von Spinnen (Araneae) an Kiefernstämmen.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 4: 1–20; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0401 
Sacher P (1991): Funde von Zygiella stroemi in Österreich.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 2: 35–36; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0205 
Platen R (1983, unpublished): Araneae - Webspinnen (Araneae: det. Korge, Platen, Wunderlich. Opiliones: det. Gruber, Korge, Platen); in: Exkursionsbericht der TU Berlin: 34–39 
Höfer H, Meyer F, Bauer T, Bayer S, Harry I & Kastner L (2019): Überraschende Erstnachweise und neue Daten zu seltenen Spinnenarten (Arachnida: Araneae) aus Blockhalden in Baden-Württemberg.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 58: 62–84; DOI: 10.30963/aramit5811 
Klimeš L & Bezdêcka P (1995): Egaenus convexus - a new harvestman from the Czech Republic.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 10: 32–33; DOI: 10.5431/aramit1010 
Broen B von (1995): Nachweis von Textrix caudata für Deutschland (Araneae: Agelenidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 10: 14; DOI: 10.5431/aramit1003 

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Recently added sources

Sacher P (1991): Funde von Zygiella stroemi in Österreich.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 2: 35–36; DOI: 10.5431/aramit0205 
Klimeš L & Bezdêcka P (1995): Egaenus convexus - a new harvestman from the Czech Republic.Arachnologische Mitteilungen 10: 32–33; DOI: 10.5431/aramit1010 
Broen B von (1995): Nachweis von Textrix caudata für Deutschland (Araneae: Agelenidae).Arachnologische Mitteilungen 10: 14; DOI: 10.5431/aramit1003 
Hohner M (2020, in Vorbereitung, unpublished): Arachnida; in: Mandery K et al.: Tage der Saumvielfalt vom 22.-24.5. und vom 12.-14.6.2020 am ehem. StOÜbPl. Ebern 
Al Hussein IA & Lübke-Al Hussein M (1995): Zur Webspinnenfauna (Arachnida; Araneae) in Getreidefeldern und angrenzenden Feldrainen im Mitteldeutschen Raum.Hercynia 29 (2): 227–240
Thaler K & Noflatscher MT (1989): Neue und bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Südtirol.Veröffentlichungen des Tiroler Landesmuseums Ferdinandeum 69: 169–190 
Dunk K von der, Köstler W, Tannert R & Weltner L (2012): Fortsetzung der Erfassung der Insektenfauna für das Projekt "Lebensraum Burg" rings um die Nürnberger Kaiserburg.Galathea - Berichte des Kreises Nürnberger Entomologen 28: 53–71 (+7) 

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Currently processed sources

Blick T (2013): Spinnen (Araneae) Marpingen und Spelle; in: Wagener F, Heck P, Böhmer J (Eds): Nachwachsende Rohstoffe als Option für den Naturschutz – Naturschutz durch Landbau. Schlussbericht des Verbundvorhabens: Entwicklung extensiver Landnutzungskonzepte für die Produktion nachw. Rohstoffe als mögliche Ausgleichs- und Ersatzmaßnahmen (ELKE) – Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld 
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 
Schenkel E (1918): Neue Fundorte einheimischer Spinnen.Verhandlungen der naturforschenden Gesellschaft Basel 29: 69–104 
Schikora H-B (2015): Die Webspinnen des Nationalparks Harz.Schriftenreihe aus dem Nationalpark Harz 13: 1–371 
Schmidt Gerd (1991, unpublished): Bodenspinnen; in: Anwander H & Schmidt G: Laufkäfer und Bodenspinnen auf Almen im Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Beiträge zum Arten- und Biotop-Schutzprogramm Landkreis Garmisch-Partenkrichen. Bericht an das Bayerische LfU: 20 S. 
Staudt A, Weber D & Nährig D (2013): Webspinnen (Arachnida, Araneae) aus Höhlen des Großherzogtums Luxemburg.Ferrantia 69: 115–157 

New on this site

2020-07-05:
Version 1.78:
  • Species maps and statistics can be limited to a region.
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2020-06-19:
Version 1.77:
  • Collection method "Colored pan trap"
  • Assessment of detail level of a source is now automated.
2020-06-11:
Version 1.76:
  • Supports importing FFH habitat types
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2020-06-05:
Version 1.75:
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2020-05-31:
Version 1.74:
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