2011 Agelena labyrinthica

Spider of the Year 2011

The common labyrinth spider

Agelena labyrinthica (Clerck, 1757)

Agelena labyrinthica

Agelena labyrinthica

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Since the genus Tegenaria was first used as a representative of the funnel-web spiders back in 2008 (European Spider of the year 2008), a further representative of this family has been chosen for 2011: the labyrinth spider Agelena labyrinthica).

The labyrinth spider is one of 1146 funnel-web spiders (Family Agelenidae) found world-wide. In Europe there are 180 species and in central Europe about 30.

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