Miturgidae  Simon, 1886 / Zora  C. L. Koch, 1847   13 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.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Switzerland, Italy
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| 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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. 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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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