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 2023): Spain, North Africa, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Yemen, Saudi-Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran
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.

Algeria   (Levy, 1996) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Levy, 1996) ||| Libya   (Levy, 1996) ||| 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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). 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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

11-04-2022 Distribution update Detail
06-11-2018 Image insert
09-04-2013 Image insert
26-03-2013 Datasheet update Detail
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