Zodariidae  Thorell, 1881 / Lachesana  Strand, 1932   4 species

Lachesana blackwalli  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Terminal part of tibial apophysis perpendicular to its base. Chelicerae covered with thin long hairs. Gnathocoxae conical. Prosoma yellow. Legs yellow. Opisthosoma yellow in females, in males marked with black-brown spots.

Body length male: 10-15 mm
Body length female: 10-15 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Jocqué R (1991) A generic revision of the spider family Zodariidae (Araneae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 201: 1-160 pdf

Özkütük R S, Yağmur E A, Gücel S, Shafaie S, Özden Ö, Kunt K B (2020) New records of the East Mediterranean Lachesana (Aranei: Zodariidae), with description of a new species. Arthropoda Selecta 29: 334-338 pdf

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

Thaler K, Knoflach B (2004) A new Lachesana species from Greece and additional records from the Near East (Arachnida, Araneae, Zodariidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 13: 41-46 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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