Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Barusia  Kratochvíl, 1978   5 species

Barusia hofferi  (Kratochvil, 1935)




Palp: femur with 7 spines, patella with one spine, tibia with 7 spines, tarsus with 2 ventral spines and 2 short apical spines. Prosoma pale purplish brown. Sternum blackish. Eyes in a compact group, almost as wide as long, a black area behind anterior eyes, posterior eyes less than one diameter from ALE. Chelicerae: promargin with 7 equidistant teeth, retromargin with 4 small teeth. Legs pale purplish brown, patella with one dorsal apical spine, tibia with 2 dorsal spines. Opisthosoma covered with dense hair, dorsally brownish, with 2 faint bands, ventrally blackish.

Additional information

Only one female specimen known . In cave.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Montenegro
Distribution List
Montenegro   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) |||

Kratochvíl J (1935c) Araignées cavernicoles de Krivosije. Práce Morav prírod spol 9(12): 1-25 pdf

Kratochvíl J, Miller F (1939) Espèces nouvelles cavernicoles du genre Paraleptoneta (aranéides) découvertes en Yougoslavie. Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale 80(N. & Rev. 3): 96-115 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 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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