Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Scutpelecopsis  Marusik & Gnelitsa, 2009   4 species

Scutpelecopsis krausi  (Wunderlich, 1980)


Prosoma dark brown, broad, elevated arch-like behind the eye field, without cephalic lobe or lateral depressions, with fine wrinkles. Sternum black-brown. Legs slightly lighter then Prosoma. Opisthosoma dark grey, scutum dark brown. Palp: Patella slightly longer than wide. Tibia with 3 apophyses. Paracymbium simple, hook-shaped. Embolus very thin, semicircular.

Prosoma length: 0.8 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length male: 1.7 mm

Colour as in male. Epigyne dark brown, strongly sclerotized, slightly wider than long, protruding, with large funnel-like openings, posteriorly with2 light, long-oval grooves, which are only slightly separated.

Prosoma length: 0.8 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length female: 1.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Italy, Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Armenia)
Distribution List
Albania   (no references) ||| Armenia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Helsdingen P J van, IJland S (2015) A quick scan of the spider fauna in the surroundings of Përmet, Albania (Arachnida, Araneae) - preliminary report. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 35: 15-33 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. 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

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

Wunderlich J (1980e) Linyphiidae aus Süd-Europa und Nord-Afrika (Arachn.: Araneae). Verhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 23: 319-337 pdf

24-12-2015 Distribution update Detail
01-12-2013 Distribution update Detail