Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   127 species

Zelotes puritanus  Chamberlin, 1922

Description

Tibial apophysis is smaller or equal length of tibia. Epigyne with 3/4 circular, closed cuticula fold on posterior margin. Prosoma grey to black-brown. Sternum red-brown, labium red-brown. Chelicerae red-brown. Femur I with bright spot. Opisthosoma grey-brown to black-brown, with dark brown scuticula.

Body length male: 4.2-6 mm
Body length female: 5.5-6 mm
Additional information

In rocky heathland and open forests, thermophilic, up to 1800m

This species has a Holarctic distribution, from North America via South Siberia into the Ukraine. The European records represent the most westerly populations of this species, spreading since the late 1970s. Therefore, this species is not seen here as alien to Europe.

Distribution
  Presence
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): North America, Europe, Turkey, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, Iran
Phenology
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References

Aakra K (2000c) Spiders (Araneae) new to Norway. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 47: 149-152

Danflous S (2015) Zelotes puritanus Chamberlin, 1922 (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) découverte en France. Rev arachnol 2 2: 16-19

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2018 [last updated 1 January 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Otto S (2019) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2019. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Platnick N I, Shadab M U (1983) A revision of the American spiders of the genus Zelotes (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Bull Am Mus nat Hist 174: 97-192

Thaler K (1981c) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Nordtirol (Österreich) (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröff Mus Ferdinandeum 61: 105-150

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Updates
12-10-2015 Distribution update Old value