Phonognathidae  Simon, 1894 / Zygiella  F. O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1902   4 species

Zygiella keyserlingi  (Ausserer, 1871)


Colouration as in female.

Body length male: 6 mm

Prosoma light brown. Legs unicoloured, not annulated. Opisthosoma: dorsum with characteristic pattern, venter with with a white line on each side.

Body length female: 6.7-8 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: Portugal: occurence needs confirmation (Morano, 2023)
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Southern Europe, Ukraine, Russia (Caucasus), Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Albania  Removed (Vrenozi, unpubl.) ||| Bosnia and Herzegovina   (Komnenov, 2010) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Kosovo   (Vrenozi & Jäger, 2013) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019; Morano, 2023) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022; Ponomarev & Volkova , 2013) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Gökalp & Kaya, 2017) ||| Ukraine   (Kovblyuk et al., 2008a) |||

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

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

Chyzer C, Kulczyński W (1891) Araneae Hungariae. Tomus I. Academia Scientarum Hungaricae, Budapest, 170 pp., 4 pls. pdf

Gökalp H B, Kaya R S (2017) A new record of Zygiella for the Turkish spider fauna (Araneae: Araneidae). Serket 15: 130-134 pdf

Komnenov M (2010) Checklist of spiders (Araneae) of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Uzizaž i Biospeld 5(2009): 52-69 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Kovblyuk M M, Nadolny A A, Gnelitsa V A, Zhukovets E M (2008a) Spiders (Arachnida, Aranei) of the Martyan Cape Reserve (Crimea, Ukraine). Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 4: 3-40 pdf

Levi H W (1974) The orb-weaver genus Zygiella (Araneae: Araneidae). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 146: 267-290 pdf

Morano E (2023) La familia Araneidae Clerck, 1757 (Arachnida: Araneae) en al ámbito ibero-balear. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 42: 67-118 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

Ponomarev A V, Volkova D D (2013) [The first results of the study of spiders (Aranei) fauna of the Abrau Peninsula.] Biodiv. St. Nat. Res. 'Utrish', Sci. Works 1: 228-247 pdf

Vrenozi B (unpubl.) .

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

Wiehle H (1931) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, VI. 27: Familie Araneidae. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 23: 47-136 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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