Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Carpathonesticus  Lehtinen & Saaristo, 1980   20 species

Carpathonesticus 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. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia
Distribution List
Georgia   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) ||| Ukraine   (Nadolny & Kovblyuk, 2007) |||

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 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 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 (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet:

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

02-07-2020 Distribution update Detail