Topic: Malthonica genus revision

Hi Chris,

I have been notified by our spider expert that there has been a revision of the Malthonica genus. The species relevant to the UK should all be below:

Malthonica picta (Simon, 1870) revised to ERATIGENA PICTA (SIMON, 1870)
Malthonica ferruginea (Panzer, 1804) revised to TEGENARIA FERRUGINEA (PANZER, 1804)
Malthonica pagana (C.L. Koch, 1840) revised to TEGENARIA PAGANA (C. L. KOCH, 1840)
Malthonica silvestris (L. Koch, 1872) revised to TEGENARIA SILVESTRIS (L. KOCH, 1872)

These revisions come from the paper Bolzern et al. 2013: Phylogeny and taxonomy of European funnel-web
spiders of the Tegenaria-Malthonica complex (Araneae: Agelenidae) based upon morphological and molecular data


Josh Baum
Environmental Record Centre for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly


Re: Malthonica genus revision

No problem - I'll sort those out ASAP :)

Chris Raper, Manager of the UK Species Inventory, Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity,
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD.  (tel: 020 7942 5894)
also Tachinid Recording Scheme (http://tachinidae.org.uk/)