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Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   125 species

Zelotes zellensis  Grimm, 1982

Description
Male

Pedipalp: tibial apophysis straight. Embolus long, S-shaped. Opisthosoma with large, dark brown scutum.

Body length male: 4.0-5.0 mm
Female

Epigyne with lateral cuticular ridges, distance between ridges anteriorly: 1/5 of distance between ear-shaped bulges. Prosoma brown-black. Legs brighter than prosoma. Opisthosoma brown-black.

Body length female: 4.5-5.6 mm
Additional information

In dwarf shrub heath, under stones in the daytime, in the Alps up to 1800 m

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Alps (Germany, Austria, Italy)
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Austria   (Grimm, 1985) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Germany   (Muster & Thaler, 2000) ||| Italy   (Pantini et al., 2020b) |||
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Grimm U (1985) Die Gnaphosidae Mitteleuropas (Arachnida, Araneae). Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 26: 1-318 pdf

Muster C, Thaler K (2000) Das Männchen von Zelotes zellensis Grimm (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 107: 579-589 pdf

Pantini P, Mazzoleni F, Gobbi M, Pedrotti L (2020b) Ragni (Arachnida, Araneae) di interesse biogeografico e conservazionistico nel parco nazionale dello Stelvio (Italia). Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "Enrico Caffi", Bergamo 33: 23-53 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
23-02-2021 Distribution update Detail
08-01-2021 Image insert
08-01-2021 Distribution insert Detail
12-02-2015 Image insert