Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   125 species

Zelotes laetus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Body colouration black. Chelicerae: promargin with 2-3 teeth, retromargin with 0-1 tooth.

Body length male: 3.8-5.8 mm
Body length female: 4.2-7.3 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): North Africa to Senegal and Kenya, Portugal, France, Greece (Crete), Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iran. Introduced to Hawaii, USA, Mexico, Peru
Distribution List
Algeria   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Egypt   (El-Hennawy, 2017a) ||| France   (Le Peru, 2007) ||| Greece / Crete   (Kaltsas et al., 2014) ||| Libya   (Bosmans, unpubl.) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman & Erol, 2022; Danışman et al., 2022) |||

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). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Danışman T, Erol Y (2022) First report of Zelotes laetus (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872) (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) in Turkey. Serket 18: 349-352 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2022) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2022 [last updated 24 August 2022], online at pdf

El-Hennawy H K (2017a) A list of Egyptian spiders (revised in 2017). Serket 15: 167-183 pdf

Kaltsas D, Panayiotou E, Chatzaki M, Mylonas M (2014) Ground spider assemblages (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) along an urban-rural gradient in the city of Heraklion, Greece. European Journal of Entomology 111: 59-67 pdf

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468 pdf

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

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

Wunderlich J (2011a) Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Heutige und fossile Spinnen. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640 pdf

Zamani A, Nadolny A A, Esyunin S L, Marusik Y M (2022a) New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), part IX. Arachnology 19: 358-384 pdf

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