Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   127 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

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Spain, Andorra, France, Italy, Russia (Caucasus)
 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.

Andorra   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev & Shmatko, 2019a) ||| Spain   (Barrientos et al., 2019b) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Barrientos J A, Arco L del, Castañé C, Agustí N, Jauset A M, Batuecas I, Alomar Ó (2019b) Arañas epiedáficas (Aranjeae [sic]) en plantaciones de melocotoneros del Segrià, el Bajo Cinca y La Litera (España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 34: 41-50 pdf

Barrientos J A, Febrer B (2017) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). Nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 31: 8-24 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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

Pantini P, Sassu A, Serra G (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida Araneae) of Sardinia. Biodiversity Journal 4: 3-104 pdf

Ponomarev A V, Shmatko V Y (2019a) A review of spiders of the genus Zelotes Gistel, 1848 of the subterraneus-group (Aranei: Gnaphosidae) from the Caucasus and Ciscaucasia. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 15: 3-22 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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