Miturgidae  Simon, 1886 / Zora  C. L. Koch, 1847   12 species

Zora alpina  Kulczyński, 1915


Metatarsi I and II with 2 pairs of ventral spines. 

Body length male: 3.11 mm

Epigyne with very large groove. Prosoma with dark margin band very narrow and interrupted. Prosoma length: 1.5-1.9 mm. Femur I and II without or with hardly visible spots.

Body length female: 3.3-4 mm
Additional information

High alpine species.

Genital very similar to Zora silvestris and Zora manicata.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Switzerland, Italy
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Martynovchenko F A, Mikhailov K G (2014) Spiders (Aranei) of Teberda State Reserve: fauna and biotopic distribution. Euroasian Entomological Journal 13: 355-371 pdf

Mazzoleni F, Pantini P, Pedrotti L, Gobbi M (2016) Zora alpina Kulczyński, 1915 (Araneae: Miturgidae): description of the male, redescription of the female. Zootaxa 4139: 445-450 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2020. Internet:

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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