Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   111 species

Zelotes egregius  Simon, 1914


Tibial apophysis retrolaterally and sword-shaped. Prosoma dark bronze with narrow black marginal band, trapezoidal, posterior eye row procurved, anterior row straight. Sternum dark bronze, with narrow red marginal band. Chelicerae cone-shaped. Anterior cheliceral margin with 3 teeth. Opisthosoma black. Spinnerets short.

Body length male: 5.8 mm
Body length female: 6.0 mm
Additional information

in a variety of environments, ranging from sea level to 1600m, in dry and damp grassland, dunes, shrub-land and woods

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain (Balearic Is.), Andorra, France, Italy
 male  female

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30-12-2017 Distribution update Old value
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