Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Coelotes  Blackwall, 1841   25 species

Coelotes alpinus  Polenec, 1972


Colouration as in females, except that males lacking the reddish tinge and chevrons less distinct. Prosoma length: 4-4.75 mm.

Body length male: 7.5-8.75 mm

Prosoma brown-yellow to reddish brown, cephalic part darker, with dark radial stripes. Prosoma length: 5-6 mm. Sternum brown-yellow, margin blackish. Legs reddish brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum brown-grey, anterior half with dark median, longitudinal stripe, posterior half with 4 light chevrons, venter grey.

Body length female: 11-15 mm
Additional information

1790-2130 m a.s.l.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Italy, Austria, Slovenia
 male  female
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) |||

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

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Polenec A (1972) Coelotes alpinus n. sp. Biol Vest 20: 81-83

Wang X P, Jäger P (2010) A review of Coelotinae epigynal teeth morphology, with descriptions of two species from China (Araneae: Amaurobiidae). Journal of Natural History 44: 1165-1187 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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