Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   109 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 2018)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Kazakhstan, China
adult in summer

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

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Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at 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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

20-09-2018 Distribution update Old value
25-04-2015 Distribution update Old value