Badumna insignis (L.Koch,1872)[Japanese name : Kurogakejigumo]
was found in Nara pref., Japan in 1977.
Black house spider (Kurogakejigumo) was found by M. Sekine at Ikaruga-cho,
Sango-cho, Oji-cho, and Heguri-cho, Nara pref., Japan in 1977. In 1963,
Kurogakejigumo was found in Fuse City, Osaka pref. and Male was found in
Matsubara City, Osaka pref. in 1972. Dr.T.Yaginuma described Ixeutics
robustus (synonym of Badumna insignis) in 1974. This spider is
a common and widespread species both in Australia and New Zealand. Maybe
black house spider had come into Japan by accident from Australian region.
Distribution : Australia, New Zealand, Japan (Osaka, Wakayama, Nara, Hyogo, Mie, Aichi, Shizuoka)
See also: The distribution of Badumna insignis (Araneae: Desidae) in Nara Prefecture: Thirty-six years on. Kumo no Ito, 47:29-33. 2014. [pdf file]