Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   127 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
  No data
Distribution comment: France (mainland): doubtful after Caria et al. (2021)
Global distribution (WSC 2024): France, Italy
 male  female
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.

France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Caria M, Pantini P, Alamanni F, Ancona C, Cillo D, Bazzato E (2021) New records and interesting data for the Sardinian spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 53: 321-331 pdf

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

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468 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 (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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