Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Benoitia  Lehtinen, 1967   3 species

Benoitia lepida  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1876)


Pedipalp: Patella with broad apophysis. Winding conductor recurves on itself.

Body length male: 4.1-7.8 mm

Epigynal groove divided by narroe median septum.

Body length female: 5.0-9.1 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Spain, North Africa, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Yemen, Saudi-Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Al-Khazali A M (2018) The first record of family Agelenidae from Iraq (Arachnida: Araneae). Serket 16: 60-65 pdf

Blauwe R de (1980b) Revision de la famille des Agelenidae (Araneae) habitant la région Mediterranéenne (3e partie). Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 52(11): 1-28 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Levy G (1996) The agelenid funnel-weaver family and the spider genus Cedicus in Israel (Araneae, Agelenidae and Cybaeidae). Zoologica Scripta 25: 85-122 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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