Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Aituaria  Esyunin & Efimik, 1998   1 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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Ukraine, Russia (Europe, Urals, Caucasus), Georgia
Distribution List
Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||

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

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 (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2020. Internet:

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) 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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