Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   124 species

Zelotes callidus  (Simon, 1878)

Description
Male

Embolus short, embolar base with strong prolateral hook, retrolateral tibial apophysis shorter than tibia. Prosoma yellow-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum blackish, covered with black bristles, venter whitish, with black hairs.

Body length male: 6-8.4 mm
Female

Anterior epigynal margin much narrower than the epigynal plate length, both anterior anchor pockets sometimes fused to form a single bow. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 5.7-6.8 mm
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain (mainland, Menorca), France, Italy, Morocco
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||
References

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 http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J (2012) On the spider species described by L. Koch in 1882 from the Balearic Islands (Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 43: 5-16 pdf

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

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae).
[N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Di Franco F (1997a) Contributo alla conoscenza dei ragni dell'Italia centrale. Gli Gnaphosidae dei Monti della Tolfa (Lazio) (Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 29: 253-266 pdf

Gaymard M, Lecigne S (2018) Contribution à la connaissance de l'aranéofaune (Araneae) du Gard et en particulier du massif des Gorges du Gardon (Occitanie, France). Bulletin de l'Association Française d'Arachnologie 1: 1-39 pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. 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

Senglet A (2011) New species in the Zelotes tenuis-group and new or little known species in other Zelotes groups (Gnaphosidae, Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 118: 513-559 pdf

Simon E (1914) Les arachnides de France 6 (1). Paris (Roret): 1-308 pdf

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

Updates
17-12-2018 Image insert
30-09-2015 Distribution update Detail
25-06-2013 Image insert
19-03-2013 Image insert
19-03-2013 Distribution update Detail