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 2020): North Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   ( Otto, 2020; ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( Komnenov, 2014; ) |||

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)

Chatzaki M, Thaler K, Mylonas M (2002a) Ground spiders (Gnaphosidae; Araneae) of Crete (Greece). Taxonomy and distribution. I. Rev suisse Zool 109: 559-601

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

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

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

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

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

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