Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   39 species

Pelecopsis laptevi  Tanasevitch & Fet, 1986


Prosoma grey-brown with rows of impressed dots dorsally. Sternum dark brown, covered with sparse impressed dots. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin. Opisthosoma dark grey with punctate dorsal and ventral scuta. Palp: patella elongated, cymbium with straight finger-like proximal outgrowth, tibia with short rounded and long triangle outgrowths.

Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.


Prosoma dark brown, gradually darkening towards margins, with impressed dots. Chelicerae with 3-4 teeth on pro- and 1 tooth on retromargin. Opisthosoma dark grey, dorsally with 4 chitinous sigillae forming trapezium. Epigyne with parallel longitudinal parts of inner passages.

Prosoma length: 0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.6 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): North Macedonia, Ukraine, Iran, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan
Distribution List
North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

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

Tanasevitch A V (1989) The linyphiid spiders of Middle Asia (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 69: 83-176 pdf

Tanasevitch A V, Fet V Y (1986) Materials to the spider fauna (Aranei) of Turkmenistan. Izvestiya Akademii Nauk Turkmenskoi SSR Seriya Biologicheskikh Nauk (Biol. Nauk) 1986(1): 33-42 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf