Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Callilepis  Westring, 1874   4 species

Callilepis cretica  (Roewer, 1928)


Prosoma chestnut brown, covered with light hairs. Prosoma length: 1.4 mm. Sternum brown. Legs black-brown, except tarsi reddish yellow. Opisthosoma black, male anteriorly with indistinct small, triangular scutum.


Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 1.4 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Kosovo, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Greece   (Chatzaki et al., 2002a) ||| Greece / Crete   (Chatzaki et al., 2002a) ||| Kosovo   (Geci & Naumova, 2021b) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Seyyar et al., 2006a) |||

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Chatzaki M, Thaler K, Mylonas M (2002a) Ground spiders (Gnaphosidae; Araneae) of Crete (Greece). Taxonomy and distribution. I. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 109: 559-601 pdf

Geci D, Naumova M (2021b) A preliminary checklist of the spiders of Kosovo (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecologia Balkanica, Special Edition 4: 11-28 pdf

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

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 pdf

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

Seyyar O (2021) Notes on Callilepis cretica (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) and a new locality in Turkey. Serket 17: 425-428 pdf

Seyyar O, Topçu A, Demir H (2006a) New records of ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) from Anatolia. Zoology in the Middle East 38: 118-120 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1977a) Zur Synonymie südeuropäischer Spinnen (Arachnida: Araneida: Theridiidae, Linyphiidae, Gnaphosidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 57: 289-293 pdf

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