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Allagelena opulenta

Allagelena opulenta (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Araneae
Subordo: Opisthothelae
Infraordo: Araneomorphae
Taxon: Neocribellatae
Series: Entelegynae
Superfamilia: Agelenoidea

Familia: Agelenidae
Genus: Allagelena
Species: Allagelena opulenta

Allagelena opulenta (L. Koch, 1878)

Type locality: Japan

Agalena opulenta L. Koch, 1878
Agalena japonica Karsch, 1879
Agelena japonica — Bösenberg & Strand, 1906
Agelena opulenta — Bösenberg & Strand, 1906
Allagelena opulenta — Zhang, Zhu & Song, 2006 (from Agelena)


Koch, L. 1878. Japanesische Arachniden und Myriapoden. Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 27: 735–798. [757, pl. 15, f. 20]
Zhang, Z. S., M. S. Zhu & D. X. Song. 2006. A new genus of funnel-web spiders, with notes on relationships of the five genera from China (Araneae: Agelenidae). Oriental Insects 40: 77–89. [81, f. 29-34]
Platnick, N. I. 2008. The World Spider Catalog, version 9.0. American Museum of Natural History. [1]

Vernacular names
日本語: コクサグモ
한국어: 애풀거미

Allagelena opulenta is a species of funnel weaver spider of the family Agelenidae. The species was first described by Ludwig Carl Christian Koch in 1878.[1][2]

A. opulenta is native to Japan, China, Korea,[3] and Taiwan.[4] It is similar in appearance to A. bistriata but can be distinguished by a number of features including the structure of its patella and the shape of its retrolateral tibial apophysis.[3]

Its venom is used to make the insecticidal toxin agelenin.[5]

"Taxon details Allagelena opulenta (L. Koch, 1878)", World Spider Catalog, Natural History Museum Bern, retrieved 2015-11-18
Koch, L. (1878). "Japanesische Arachniden und Myriapoden". Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 27: 735–798.
Zhang, Zhisheng; Zhu, Ming-Sheng; Song, Da-Xiang (2006). "A new genus of funnel-web spiders, with notes on relationships of the five genera from China (Araneae: Agelenidae)". Oriental Insects. 40: 77–89. doi:10.1080/00305316.2006.10417458.
Chu, Yi (n.d.). K. T. Shao (ed.). "Allagelena opulenta L. Koch, 1878". Catalogue of life in Taiwan. Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
Institute for Molecular Bioscience. (2010) “U2-agatoxin-Ao1a”, Arachnoserver. Accessed on: 11 October 2015.


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