Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Histopona  Thorell, 1869   22 species

Histopona myops  (Simon, 1885)


Retrolateral tibial apophysis almost trapezoid in posterior-retrolateral view. Conductor laminous, semicircular at base. Embolus whip-shaped, broadened at base. Prosoma and sternum yellow-orange. Chelicerae brown-orange. Legs yellow-orange. Opisthosoma white, with brown hairs.

Body length male: 6.7 mm

Vulva with coiled copulatory ducts (3 coils).

Body length female: 7.6 mm
Additional information

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Distribution comment: not in Bulgaria (Deltshev & Petrov 2008)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): South-eastern Europe
 male  female

Brignoli P M (1984b) Ragni di Grecia XII. Nuovi dati su varie famiglie (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 91: 281-321

Deltshev C D (1985b) New data concerning cave spiders (Araneae) in Greece with description of a new Leptonetela (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Acta zool bulg 27: 41-45

Deltshev C, Petrov B (2008) The spiders (Araneae) in the caves of the western Rhodope Mountains (Bulgaria). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 60: 41-50 pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144

Gasparo F (2005b) Note sulle Histopona Thorell, 1869, del gruppo Myops di Grecia, con descrizione di una nuova specie cavernicola (Araneae, Agelenidae). Atti Memorie Commissione Grotte "E. Boegan" 40: 17-35

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

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

10-09-2018 Distribution update Old value
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05-12-2013 Distribution update Old value
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