Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   124 species

Zelotes sardus  (Canestrini, 1873)


Pedipalp: Tibial apophysis strong and relatively short, tibia wider than long. Prosoma length: 2.8 mm, Prosoma dark brown. Opisthosoma blackish, covered with black hairs. Scutum longer than 1/3 of optisthosoma length.


Epigyne longer than wide, anterior margin sinuous, anterior anchor pockets large. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 5-7.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): France, Italy
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Di Franco F, Pantini P (2000) Gnaphosidae dell'Isola di Capraia (Arcipelago Toscano) (Araneae). Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 78: 477-484 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

Senglet A (2004) Copulatory mechanisms in Zelotes, Drassyllus and Trachyzelotes (Araneae, Gnaphosidae), with additional faunistic and taxonomic data on species from southwest Europe. Mitteilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 77: 87-119 pdf

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

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