Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Barusia  Kratochvil, 1978   5 species

Barusia laconica  (Brignoli, 1974)

Description
Male

Palp: femur with 3 spines, patella with one spine, tibia with 6 spines, tarsus with numerous spines. Prosoma whitish. Sternum whitish. Eyes ringed with black, posteriors about one diameter from ALE. Chelicerae: promargin with 8 teeth, retromargin with 4 teeth. Legs pale yellowish, without spines. Opisthosoma greyish, slightly darker on the side.

Body length male: 1.1 mm
Female

Palp: femur with 3 spines, patella with one spine, tibia with 6 spines, tarsus with numerous spines. Prosoma whitish. Sternum whitish. Eyes ringed with black, posteriors about one diameter from ALE. Chelicerae: promargin with 8 teeth, retromargin with 4 teeth. Legs pale yellowish, without spines. Opisthosoma greyish, slightly darker on the side.

Body length female: 1.1 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Greece   (no references) |||
References

Brignoli P M (1974c) Araignées de Grèce VIII. Quelques Leptonetidae de la Laconie et de l'île de Crète (Arachnida, Araneae). Annales de Spéléologie 29: 63-70 pdf

Brignoli P M (1979b) Ragni di Grecia XI. Specie nuove o interessanti, cavernicole ed epigee. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 86: 181-202 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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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