Amaurobiidae  Thorell, 1870 / Amaurobius  C. L. Koch, 1837   38 species

Amaurobius strandi  Charitonov, 1937


Tibial apophysis with median process, stretched, straight. Vulva with entrance ducts almost rectangularly bent laterally on posterior end. Prosoma yellow-brown, female: with dark brown head region. Sternum yellow-brown. Chelicerae brown. Legs yellow-brown, to brown. Opisthosoma yellow-grey with dark grey pattern.

Body length male: 3.95-6.25 mm
Body length female: 6.5-8 mm
Additional information

In litter of deciduous trees and amongst grass

Frequency: Not frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine
in autumn, winter and spring, most records in April and October
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||

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

Helsdingen P J van, IJland S, Komnenov M (2018) Inventory of the spiders (Araneae) of the border region of northern Greece with Albania and FYR Macedonia. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 37: 5-23 pdf

Kovblyuk M M (2002a) Redescription of Amaurobius strandi Charitonov, 1937, stat.n. from the Crimea (Aranei: Amaurobiidae). Arthropoda Selecta 10: 213-216 pdf

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

Thaler K, Knoflach B (1998d) Two new species and new records of the genus Amaurobius (Araneae, Amaurobiidae) from Greece. In Selden, P. A. (ed.), Proceedings of the 17th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edinburgh 1997. Edinburgh, pp. 107-114 pdf

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

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