Cybaeidae  Banks, 1892 / Cybaeus  L. Koch, 1868   11 species

Cybaeus balkanus  Deltshev, 1997


Prosoma yellow to yellow-grey. Prosoma length: 3.85 mm. Chelicerae brown, promargin with 3, retromargin with 6 teeth. Legs yellow, annulated. Opisthosoma grey to dark grey, with distinct white pattern.

Body length male: 8.50 mm

Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 3.60 mm.

Body length female: 8.50 mm
Additional information

Under stones in forests

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece
 male  female
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.

Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Greece   (Van Keer et al., 2010) ||| Kosovo   (Grapci-Kotori et al., 2022) ||| Montenegro   (Naumova et al., 2019a) ||| North Macedonia   (Blagoev, 2002; Komnenov, 2014; Deltshev, 1997b) ||| Serbia   (Deltshev et al., 2003b) |||

Blagoev G (2002) Check list of Macedonian spiders (Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 54: 9-34 pdf

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Deltshev C (1997b) A new species of Cybaeidae: Cybaeus balkanus spec. nov. from the mountains of Balkan peninsula (Arachnida: Araneae). Reichenbachia 32: 1-4 pdf

Deltshev C D, Ćurčić B P M, Blagoev GA (2003b) The spiders of Serbia. Inst. Zoology, Fac. Biology, Belgrade & Inst. Zoology, Bulg. Acad. Sci., Sofia. 832 pp.

Geci D (unpubl.) .

Grapci-Kotori L, Geci D, Naumova M, Ibrahimi H, Bilalli A, Musliu M, Gashi A, Kasumaj E (2022) Spiders from Sharr Mountain – new faunistic data (Arachnida: Araneae). Natura Croatica 31: 335-350 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Naumova M, Lazarov S, Deltshev C (2019a) Faunistic diversity of the spiders in Montenegro (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina 22: 50-89 pdf

Van Keer J, Van Keer K, De Koninck H, Ramel G (2010) The arachnofauna (Araneae) of wetland Kerkini (Macedonia-Northern Central Greece). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 62: 141-160 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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