Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   125 species

Zelotes scrutatus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma orange brown, slightly infuscated anteriorly and laterally, femora and often patellae of legs olivaceous black. Posterior median eyes less than 1 diameters apart. Chelicerae with 2 teeth on promargin. Prosoma length: 1.8 mm.

Body length male: 3.6-7.1 mm

Clypeus equal to or less than diameter of anterior lateral eye. Vulva with anterior dark crescent. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin. Prosoma length: 2.0 mm.

Body length female: 4.6-7.6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Canary Is., Africa to Central Asia
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Egypt   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Chatzaki M, Thaler K, Mylonas M (2003) Ground spiders (Gnaphosidae; Araneae) from Crete and adjacent areas of Greece. Taxonomy and distribution. III. Zelotes and allied genera. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 110: 45-89 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (2011a) Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Heutige und fossile Spinnen. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640 pdf

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail