Taxon details

Eidmannella pallida (Emerton, 1875)

  • Rank: Species (Genus type)
  • Status: accepted
  • Described: m f
  • Last updated: 2023-09-26
  • LSID: []
  • Distribution: North America, Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina. Introduced to Pacific Is., Galapagos Is., Macaronesia, Britain, Spain, France, Italy, Israel, Japan
Type deposit provide information
  • Syntype: Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main (SMF), Germany (data base search of type material, 11.01.2019); Eidmannella attae Roewer, 1935, 1 m, 2 f (9904925-115)
Taxonomic references
Nesticus pallidus Emerton, 1875: 279, pl. 1, f. 22-27 (Dmf).
Microneta gigantea Banks, 1892a: 48, pl. 2, f. 52 (Df) [].
Nesticus cavicola Banks, 1898a: 186 (Dmf) [].
Theridion subterraneum Banks, 1898a: 186 (Df) [].
Pocobletus mexicanus Banks, 1898b: 243, pl. 14, f. 18 (Df) [].
Enoplognatha pallida Emerton, 1914: 262, pl. 8, f. 1 (Df) [].
Nesticus suggerens Chamberlin, 1924a: 15, pl. 4, f. 29-31 (Dmf) [].
Theonoe striatipes Petrunkevitch, 1930a: 167, f. 4-5 (Df) [].
Centromerus ovigerus Petrunkevitch, 1930a: 215, f. 63-64 (Dmf) [].
Eidmannella attae Roewer, 1935: 196, pl. 10, f. 3 (Dmf) [].
Nesticus pallidus Bryant, 1940: 321 (S of Centromerus ovigerus, Nesticus suggerens and Theonoe striatipes).
Nesticus pallidus Kaston, 1948: 113, f. 189-191 (mf).
Eidmannella pallida Millidge & Locket, 1955: 165, f. 4A-D, 5A-B (mf, S of Eidmannella attae).
Nesticus pallidus Levi, 1957a: 6, 21 (S of Enoplognatha pallida and Theridion subterraneum).
Nesticus dragani Dumitrescu, 1973: 295, f. 1-3, 4A-B, D-E (Dmf) [].
Nesticus pallidus van Helsdingen, 1973c: 8 (S of Microneta gigantea).
Eidmannella pallida Locket, Millidge & Merrett, 1974: 60, f. 35A-C (mf).
Eidmannella suggerens Gertsch, 1977: 123 (S of Nesticus dragani).
Nesticus pallidus Dumitrescu, 1979: 56, f. 2C-D (mf).
Nesticus pallidus Nishikawa, 1982c: 373, f. 1 (m).
Eidmannella pallida Gertsch, 1984: 54, f. 249-280 (mf, S of Nesticus cavicola, N. dragani, N. suggerens, Pocobletus mexicanus).
Eidmannella pallida Roth, 1985: B27-2, f. 3-4 (mf).
Nesticus pallidus Yaginuma, 1986a: 55, f. 31.8 (m).
Eidmannella pallida Wunderlich, 1992a: 408, f. 563-566 (mf).
Eidmannella pallida Breene et al., 1993: 55, f. 18A-C (mf).
Eidmannella pallida Roth, 1994: 137, f. 3-4 (mf).
Eidmannella pallida Ledoux & Hallé, 1995: 4, f. 1B (f).
Eidmannella pallida Paquin & Dupérré, 2003: 175, f. 1955-1957 (mf).
Eidmannella pallida Agnarsson, 2004: 604, f. 89E (m).
Eidmannella pallida Agnarsson, Coddington & Knoflach, 2007: 385, f. 199 (m).
Eidmannella pallida Penney, 2008: 90, f. 5.65 (m).
Eidmannella pallida Kamura & Irie, 2009: 353, f. 113-115 (mf).
Eidmannella pallida Breuss, 2009: 305, f. 16 (f).
Eidmannella pallida Le Peru, 2011: 361, f. 619 (mf).
Eidmannella pallida Dierkens & Ramage, 2016: 142, f. 23 (f).
Eidmannella pallida Nardi et al., 2023: 231, f. 2A-H, 3A-E (mf).

Agnarsson, I. (2004). Morphological phylogeny of cobweb spiders and their relatives (Araneae, Araneoidea, Theridiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 141(4): 447-626. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2004.00120.x download pdf -- Show included taxa

Agnarsson, I., Coddington, J. A. & Knoflach, B. (2007). Morphology and evolution of cobweb spider male genitalia (Araneae, Theridiidae). Journal of Arachnology 35: 334-395. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Banks, N. (1892a). The spider fauna of the Upper Cayuga Lake Basin. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 44: 11-81, pl. 1-5. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Banks, N. (1898a). Some new spiders. The Canadian Entomologist 30(7): 185-188. doi:10.4039/Ent30185-7 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Banks, N. (1898b). Arachnida from Baja California and other parts of Mexico. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (3) 1(7): 205-309. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Breene, R. G., Dean, D. A., Nyffeler, M. & Edwards, G. B. (1993). Biology, Predation Ecology, and Significance of Spiders in Texas Cotton Ecosystems with a Key to Species. Texas Agriculture Experiment Station, College Station, 115 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Breuss, W. (2009). A collection of spiders and harvestmen from two caves in Ontario and Newfoundland, Canada (Araneae, Opiliones). Contributions to Natural History 12: 297-313. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Bryant, E. B. (1940). Cuban spiders in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 86: 247-532. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Chamberlin, R. V. (1924a). Descriptions of new American and Chinese spiders, with notes on other Chinese species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 63(13): 1-38. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dierkens, M. & Ramage, T. (2016). Deuxième contribution à la connaissance des araignées de Polynésie française. Bilan des espèces présentes et description de Theridion charlati n. sp. et Glenognatha ledouxi n. sp. Bulletin Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 85(3-4): 134-172. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dumitrescu, M. (1973). Nesticus (Gondwanonesticus) dragani n.sgen., n.sp.-famille Nesticidae. Résultats des Expéditions Biospéologiques Cubano-Roumaines à Cuba 1: 295-302. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Dumitrescu, M. (1979). La monographie des représentants du genre Nesticus des grottes de Roumania. I note. Travaux de l’Institut de Spéologie “Émile Racovitza” 18: 53-84. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Emerton, J. H. (1875). Notes on spiders from caves in Kentucky, Virginia and Indiana. American Naturalist 9(5): 278-281, pl. 1. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Emerton, J. H. (1914). New spiders from the neighborhood of Ithaca. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 22: 262-264. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gertsch, W. J. (1977). Report on cavernicole and epigean spiders from the Yucatan peninsula. Association for Mexican Cave Studies Bulletin 6: 103-131. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Gertsch, W. J. (1984). The spider family Nesticidae (Araneae) in North America, Central America, and the West Indies. Bulletin of the Texas Memorial Museum 31: 1-91. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Helsdingen, P. J. van (1973c). A recapitulation of the Nearctic species of Centromerus Dahl (Araneida, Linyphiidae) with remarks on Tunagyna debilis (Banks). Zoologische Verhandelingen 124: 3-45. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kamura, T. & Irie, T. (2009). Nesticidae. In: Ono, H. (ed.) The spiders of Japan with keys to the families and genera and illustrations of the species. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, pp. 345-355. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Kaston, B. J. (1948). Spiders of Connecticut. Bulletin of the Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey 70: 1-874. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Le Peru, B. (2011). The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Ledoux, J.-C. & Hallé, N. (1995). Araignées de l'île Rapa (îles Australes, Polynésie). Revue Arachnologique 11: 1-15. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Levi, H. W. (1957a). The spider genera Enoplognatha, Theridion, and Paidisca in America north of Mexico (Araneae, Theridiidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 112: 1-124. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Locket, G. H., Millidge, A. F. & Merrett, P. (1974). British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Millidge, A. F. & Locket, G. H. (1955). New and rare British spiders. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (12) 8(87): 161-173. doi:10.1080/00222935508655626 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Nardi, D., Pantini, P., Rizzo, P., Trespidi, G., Turetta, A., Barbieri, G. & Ballarin, F. (2023). A comprehensive update on the morphology and distribution of the invasive scaffold-web spider Eidmannella pallida (Araneae, Nesticidae) with a focus on new records from Italy. Zootaxa 5351(2): 221-264. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.5351.2.3 download pdf -- Show included taxa

Nishikawa, Y. (1982c). Araneae of Minami-Iwojima Island. Conservation Reports of the Minami-Iwojima Wilderness Area 1982: 373-376. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Paquin, P. & Dupérré, N. (2003). Guide d'identification des araignées de Québec. Fabreries, Supplement 11: 1-251. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Penney, D. (2008). Dominican amber spiders: A comparative palaeontological-neontological approach to identification, faunistics, ecology and biogeography. Siri Scientific Press, 176 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Petrunkevitch, A. (1930a). The spiders of Porto Rico. Part two. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 30: 159-356. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C. F. (1935). Zwei myrmecophile Spinnen-Arten Brasiliens. Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Kolonial- und Übersee-Museum Bremen 1: 193-197, pl. 10. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roth, V. D. (1985). Spider genera of North America. American Arachnological Society, Gainesville. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Roth, V. D. (1994). Spider Genera of North America, with Keys to Families and Genera, and a Guide to Literature, third edition. American Arachnological Society, Gainesville, 203 pp. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Wunderlich, J. (1992a). Die Spinnen-Fauna der Makaronesischen Inseln: Taxonomie, Ökologie, Biogeographie und Evolution. Beiträge zur Araneologie 1: 1-619. download pdf -- Show included taxa

Yaginuma, T. (1986a). Spiders of Japan in color (new ed.). Hoikusha Publishing Co., Osaka, 305 pp., 64 pls. download pdf -- Show included taxa

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Date Type Reference Detail
2023-09-26 New taxonomic reference entry Nardi et al., 2023 n/a
2023-09-26 Species distribution update Nardi et al., 2023 n/a (Old value)
2017-08-08 New taxonomic reference entry Dierkens & Ramage, 2016 n/a