Doi
10.5431/aramit5007
Autor

Huber B, Neumann J, Rehfeldt S, Grabolle A & Reiser N

Jahr
2015
Titel

Back in Europe: Quamtana spiders (Araneae: Pholcidae) in Germany

Titel ├╝bersetzt

Zur├╝ck in Europa: Spinnen der Gattung Quamtana (Araneae: Pholcidae) in Deutschland

Ausgabe

Heft 50

Seiten
51-56
Abstract

Two undescribed species of the African pholcid spider genus Quamtana have been found in German greenhouses and plant markets since 2012. Both species seem to have established stable populations. This genus has not been previously recorded from Europe, except for a fossil specimen in Eocene amber from the Paris Basin that was tentatively assigned to Quamtana and that is estimated to date from 53 million years ago. Since the actual geographic origins of the two species (probably South and/or tropical Africa) are unknown, we do not formally describe them.

Keywords

Alien, greenhouse, introduced species, plant market