Zoropsidae  Bertkau, 1882 / Zoropsis  Simon, 1878   8 species

Zoropsis lutea  (Thorell, 1875)


Prosoma yellow-brown, partly mottled with short dark stripes, margin with 3 blackish spots on each side. Chelicerae blackish, pro- and retromargin with 3 teeth (rarely 4 retromarginal teeth on one chelicera). Sternum light. Legs cream-coloured to brown with dark, broad annulations. Opisthosoma drab yellow, sometimes dorsum with indistinct dark markings.

Body length male: 7.3-9.5 mm

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 11.5-16 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): SE Europe, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel

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Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2018 [last updated 1 January 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info

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

Levy G (1990a) On the cribellate spider Zoropsis lutea in Israel (Araneae, Zoropsidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 8: 139-143 pdf

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2