Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Mesostalita  Deeleman-Reinhold, 1971   3 species

Mesostalita comottii  (Gasparo, 1999)




Vulva: spermatheca long, widened at its base, with tha distal part semicircular, posterior diverticulum with a membranous, tubular structure, distally widened. Prosoma 1.3 mm long. Prosoma and sternum yellowish. Chelicerae: promargin with 3 teeth, retromargin with one small teeth. Legs yellowish, anterior metatarsus and patella spineless, other segments with spines.

Body length female: 3 mm
Additional information

In cave. Altitude 1150 m.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Croatia
Distribution List
Croatia   ( no references ) |||

Gasparo F (1999a) Gasparo, F. (1999a). Stalita comottii n. sp., un nuovo ragno cavernicolo della Dalmazia centrale (Araneae, Dysderidae). Atti Memorie Commiss Grotte "E. Boegan" 36: 17-25

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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 (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

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