Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Aituaria  Esyunin & Efimik, 1998   3 species

Aituaria pontica  (Spassky, 1932)


Colouration yellowish. Opisthosoma with dark lateral markings.

Body length male: 4.0 mm

Prosoma light yellow, cephalic part with long setae and 3 blackish lines on the sides. Prosoma length: 1.36-2.5 mm. Chelicerae: promargin with 3 teeth. Sternum yellow, with black markings. Legs yellow, ventral side partly black. Opisthosoma: anterior part of dorsum ash-grey, posterior part weakly pointed.

Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al., 2022)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Ukraine, Russia (Europe, Urals, Caucasus), Georgia
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Eastern   (Esyunin, 2017) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Ukraine   (Esyunin, 2017) |||

Esyunin S L (2017) New data on Aituaria pontica (Spassky, 1932) (Aranei: Nesticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 26: 241-243 pdf

Esyunin S L, Efimik V E (1998) Remarks on the Ural spider fauna, 8. New and unidentified species from steppe landscapes of the south Urals (Arachnida: Aranei). Arthropoda Selecta 7: 145-152 pdf

Fomichev A A, Ballarin F, Marusik Y M (2022) A new genus of the family Nesticidae (Arachnida: Aranei) from the Caucasus. Arthropoda Selecta 31: 99-110 pdf

Mammola S, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 pdf

Marusik Y M, Fedoriak M M, Koponen S, Prokopenko E V, Voloshyn V L (2017b) Taxonomic notes on two species of Nesticidae (Arachnida: Araneae) in the Ukraine, with the first description of the male of Carpathonesticus eriashvilii. Arachnology 17: 302-308 pdf

Mcheidze T S (1979) New species of spiders of the genus Dysdera Latr. (Dysderidae) occurring in Georgia. Soobshcheniia Akademii Nauk Gruzinskoi SSR 94: 465-468 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zamani A, Marusik Y M (2021a) New taxa of six families of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East 67: 81-91 pdf

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