Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Aituaria  Esyunin & Efimik, 1998   3 species

Aituaria borutzkyi  (Reimoser, 1930)


Prosoma 1.5 mm long. Prosoma, chelicera, legs, opisthosoma and spinnerets yellow.

Body length male: 4.5 mm

Prosoma 1.6 mm lang. Legs: tibia I, II and IV with 2 strong bristles, one basal and one apical, tarsus IV with 9 ventral small spines, as in the genus Theridion.

Body length female: 4.8 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al., 2022)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Ukraine (Crimea), Turkey, Georgia
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.

Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) ||| Ukraine   (Nadolny & Kovblyuk, 2007) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

Fomichev A A, Ballarin F, Marusik Y M (2022) A new genus of the family Nesticidae (Arachnida: Aranei) from the Caucasus. Arthropoda Selecta 31: 99-110 pdf

Mammola S, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 pdf

Nadolny A A, Kovblyuk M M (2007) Carpathonesticus borutzkyi, the first record of Nesticidae from the Crimea (Aranei: Nesticidae). Arthropoda Selecta 15: 291-294 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

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

31-03-2022 Image insert
02-07-2020 Distribution update Detail