Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   124 species

Zelotes mundus  (Kulczyński, 1897)


Pedipalp: embolus short, thick and only weakly bent. Prosoma length: 1.48 - 1.75 mm, prosoma width: 1.13-1.38 mm. Colouration: dark brown to black, metatarsi and tarsi lighter. Opisthosoma with shiny brown scutum, covering approx. one third of opisthosoma length.


Prosoma length: 1.65-1.82 mm, prosoma width: 1.3-1.38 mm. Colouration as in males.

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Distribution comment: Record from Italy doubtful, therefore removed (Pantini & Isaia 2019)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Europe, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Kazakhstan, Iran, China
adult in summer
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (Tuneva & Esyunin, 2003a) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

Bauchhenss E, Weiss I, Toth F (1997) Neufunde von Zelotes mundus (Kulczyński, 1897) mit Beschreibung des Weibchens. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 13: 43-47 pdf

Esyunin S L, Efimik V E (1997) Remarks on the Ural spider fauna, 6. New data on the taxonomy and faunistics of gnaphosid spiders of the south Urals (Arachnida Aranei Gnaphosidae). Arthropoda Selecta 5(3/4): 105-111 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

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

Polchaninova N Y, Prokopenko E V (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arthropoda Selecta (Suppl.) 2: 1-268 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Růžička V (2017) Pavouci České republiky. Spiders of the Czech Republic. Pavouk 42: 2-4 pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Tuneva T K, Esyunin S L (2003a) A review of the Gnaphosidae fauna of the Urals (Aranei), 3. New species and new records, chiefly from the south Urals. Arthropoda Selecta 11: 223-234 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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