Kielhorn K-H & Rödel I
Badumna longinqua nach Europa eingeschleppt (Araneae: Desidae)
Badumna longinqua introduced into Europe (Araneae: Desidae)
A female specimen of the cribellate spider species Badumna longinqua (L. Koch, 1867) was found in a 'do-it-yourself-store' in Berlin. The species is of Australian origin and has been introduced into New Zealand, Japan, Uruguay and California. This is the first record of a representative of the family Desidae from Europe. B. longinqua lives in and around houses and is apparently capable of establishing itself in Europe.
alien spider species; Berlin; Central Europe; Germany; global trade