Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Zodarion  Walckenaer, 1826   153 species

Zodarion morosum  Denis, 1935

Description
Male

Prosoma brown to dark brown, speckled. Legs pale yellowish to yellowish orange, coxae and basal part of femora white, dark brown distally. Opisthosoma: dorsum dark sepia brown, males with coriaceous region covering 2/3 of opisthosoma's length, venter and small posterdorsal spot whitish.

Body length male: 2.62-3.45 mm
Female

Females often paler than males. Only femora I-II infuscated.

Body length female: 3.04-5.02 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Albania, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Ukraine, Russia (Europe, Caucasus), Georgia, Turkey
Phenology
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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.

Albania   (Naumova et al., 2016b; Blick, 2018) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Georgia   (Seropian et al., 2023b) ||| Greece   (Bosmans & Chatzaki, 2005) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Romania   (Nae, 2023) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Demircan & Topçu, 2016) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova et al., 2021) |||
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 http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Blick T (2018) A small collection of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from the River Vjosa, Albania – with an updated spider checklist of Albania. Acta ZooBot Austria 155: 213-232 pdf

Bosmans R (2009) Revision of the genus Zodarion Walckenaer, 1833, part III. South East Europe and Turkey (Araneae: Zodariidae). Contributions to Natural History 12: 211-295 pdf

Bosmans R, Chatzaki M (2005) A catalogue of the spiders of Greece – a critical review of all spider species cited from Greece with their localities. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische arachnologische Vereniging 20 (2, suppl.): 1-124 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Demircan N, Topçu A (2016) First records for spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 15: 85-91 pdf

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

Kovblyuk M M (2003c) Spiders of the genus Zodarion (Aranei: Zodariidae) in the fauna of the Crimea. Euroasian Entomological Journal 1: 177-183 pdf

Nae A (2023) First record for Zodarion morosum (Araneae, Zodariidae), Lessertinella kulczynskii (Araneae, Linyphiidae) and reconfirmation of Palliduphantes milleri (Araneae, Linyphiidae) in the Romanian fauna. Travaux de l’Institut de Spéologie “Émile Racovitza” 62: 55-66 pdf

Naumova M, Hristovski S, Hristov G H (2016b) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Prespa National Park, Albania. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 68: 503-511 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

Polchaninova N, Gnelitsa V, Terekhova V, Iosypchuk A (2021) New and rare spider species (Arachnida, Araneae) from Ukraine. Zoodiversity 55: 95-112 pdf

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Seropian A, Bulbulashvili N, Otto S, Krammer H-J, Kachlishvili N, Datunashvili A (2023b) Picking pearls from the Silk Road: insights into the spider (Arachnida, Araneae) diversity in Georgia from the Caucasus barcode of life project. Part II. Caucasiana 2: 231-297 pdf

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

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