Gnathonarium dentatum Wider, 1834,

Della Rocca, Francesca, Stefanelli, Silvia, Cardarelli, Elisa, Bogliani, Giuseppe & Bracco, Francesco, 2021, Contribution to the knowledge of the arthropods community inhabiting the winter-flooded meadows (marcite) of northern Italy, Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 57889-57889: 57889

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Gnathonarium dentatum Wider, 1834


Gnathonarium dentatum Wider, 1834 


Palaearctic species ( Isaia et al. 2007). It is distributed in Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia to Central Asia, China, Korea and Japan ( World Spider Catalog 2020). It can be found in mainland Italy, Sardinia and Sicily ( Pantini and Isaia 2019).


It is a wetlands inhabitant frequently found at ground level amongst marsh plants. This species readily colonises disturbed wetland sites and may be found, often in high numbers, in flooded poolside grasslands. Mature specimens of both sexes are present throughout the year ( Harvey et al. 2002). It is a weaver spider of simple webs on the ground ( Pantini and Isaia 2019).