Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Devade  Simon, 1884   2 species

Devade tenella  (Tystshenko, 1965)


Resembles D. indistincta, but smaller and different armature of palpal tibia and cymbium. Palp: femur with one prolateral apical spine. Prosoma length: 1.1-1.5 mm, prosoma width: 0.9-1.1 mm.


Resembles D. indistincta, but smaller and differing in the shape of the fissure of the epigynal median septum. Prosoma length: 1.1-1.5 mm, prosoma width: 0.9-1.2 mm.

Additional information

Associated with damp saline bogs, running actively on the ground surface at night.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Ukraine to China, Iran
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

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

Esyunin S L, Efimik V E (2000) A review of the genus Devade (Aranei, Dictynidae) from fauna of central Asia and southern Russia. Zoologicheskiĭ Zhurnal 79: 679-685 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail
18-06-2013 Image insert