Eresidae  C. L. Koch, 1845 / Eresus  Walckenaer, 1805   19 species

Eresus moravicus  Řezáč, 2008


Bulb: conductor with a strong terminal tooth markedly incurvated toward a round groove. Prosoma 3.5-5.6 mm long. Leg I and II brown with black hairs, femur II and patella II reddish, joints with white hairs, leg III and IV orange, almost all segments covered with red hairs. Opisthosoma red, with 2 (rarely 3) pairs of black spots bordered with white hairs.


Epigyne: anteriorly scarcely divided by a ridge, anterior parts of fissures slightly incurvated to the centre. Vulva: spermatheca markedly lobed. Cephalic part of prosoma covered with dense orange hairs, particularly around the median eyes. Prosoma 5.9-9.9 mm long. Chelicerae with dense orange hairs at their base. Legs brownish. Opisthosoma purplish black.

Additional information

Mainly in rocky steppes, also on sandy soils with grasslands.

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Austria, Hungary, Czechia, Slovakia, Romania, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Ukraine
 male  female
Egg sacs in June
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   (Naumova et al., 2016b) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Naumova & Deltshev, 2021) ||| Czechia   (Růžička & Řezáč, 2022a) ||| Greece   (Naumova & Deltshev, 2021) ||| Hungary   (Řezáč et al., 2008a) ||| Romania   (Popovici et al., 2022) ||| Serbia   (Grbić & Savić, 2010) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Yanul et al., 2022) |||

Grbić G, Savić D (2010) Contribution to the knowledge of the spider fauna (Arachnida, Araneae) on the Fruška Gora Mt. Acta Entomologica Serbica 15: 243-260 pdf

Naumova M, Deltshev C (2021) New faunistic and taxonomic notes on the haplogyne and cribellate spiders (Araneae: Dictynidae, Dysderidae, Eresidae, Filistatidae, Sicariidae) from three Balkan countries. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 67: 63-76 pdf

Naumova M, Hristovski S, Hristov G H (2016b) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from Prespa National Park, Albania. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 68: 503-511 pdf

Popovici, G., Iorgu, E. I. & Urák, I (2022) First records of Eresus moravicus Řezáč, 2008 (Araneae: Eresidae) from Romania. Arachnology 19: 31-37 pdf

Řezáč M, Pekár S, Johannesen J (2008a) Taxonomic review and phylogenetic analysis of Central European Eresus species (Araneae: Eresidae). Zoologica Scripta 37: 263-287 pdf

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022a) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

Thaler K, Knoflach B (2002b) Zur Faunistik der Spinnen (Araneae) von Österreich: Atypidae, Haplogynae, Eresidae, Zodariidae, Mimetidae. Linzer Biologische Beiträge 34: 413-444 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Yanul V, Terekhova V, Polchaninova N (2022) New data to the rare spider species (Arachnida, Aranei) from Kyiv Region (Ukraine). Zoodiversity 56: 181-188 pdf

Zamani A, Altin Ç, Szűts T (2020b) A black sheep in Eresus (Araneae: Eresidae): taxonomic notes on the ladybird spiders of Iran and Turkey, with a new species. Zootaxa 4851: 559-572 pdf

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