Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Barusia  Kratochvil, 1978   5 species

Barusia insulana  (Kratochvil & Miller, 1939)


Apex of tibia with 3 spines. Tibia with very unequal tubercles.

Body length male: 1.5 mm

Colouration pale yellowish to whitish. Eyes: finely ringed with black, posteriors about one diameter from anteriors.

Body length female: 1.5 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Croatia
Distribution List
Croatia   (no references) |||

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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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