Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Leptopilos  Levy, 2009   6 species

Leptopilos levantinus  Levy, 2009


Palpus: large, thick, hooked tegular apophysis bends above two small pointed dark processes and a fine transparent lamina, tibial apophysis tapers to slightly truncated tip. Prosoma length: 1.3 mm, prosoma width: 0.9 mm.


Epigyne: anterior cap-like hood (reminds of a little girl’s summer hat) rises above nearly round median cavity. Cavity coated inside by brown rigid transparent membrane. Sides of cavity partly flanked by transparent folds. Prosoma length: 1.2-1.3 mm, prosoma width: 0.9 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece, Israel

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

25-07-2019 Distribution update Old value
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value