Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   125 species

Zelotes femellus  (L. Koch, 1866)


Prosoma dark brown. Retromargin of chelicerae with 2 teeth. Legs with scopulae on tarsi and metatarsi II and II. Opisthosoma blackish, scutum covering 1/3 of opisthosoma length.

Body length male: 3.5-6.5 mm

Epigyne long and narrow. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 6-8.7 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Crimea based on a misidentification per Kovblyuk et al., 2013c
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Southern Europe
 male  female
Distribution List
Albania   (Vrenozi & Jäger, 2013) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||

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

Di Franco F (1989b) Una nuova specie di Zelotes di Sicilia (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Animalia 15: 65-74 pdf

Kovblyuk M M, Marusik Y M, Omelko M M (2013c) On four poorly known species of spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae and Lycosidae) described by T. Thorell from Crimea. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 65: 423-427 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

Vrenozi B, Jäger P (2013) Spiders (Araneae) from Albania and Kosovo in the collection of Carl Friedrich Roewer. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 46: 17-26 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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