Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Protoleptoneta  Deltshev, 1972   4 species

Protoleptoneta beroni  Deltshev, 1977


Very similar to P. bulgarica. Differs from P. bulgarica by the palpal tarsus more depressed. Palp: tarsus with a deep depression in the middle, and a protuberance bearing a strong spine. Prosoma pale yellow, 0.47 mm long. Legs yellowish, with spines.

Body length male: 2.2 mm


Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Bulgaria
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) |||

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

Deltshev C (1977a) A new Protoleptoneta from Bulgarian caves (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 7: 3-7 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

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

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