Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Persiscape  Zamani & Marusik, 2020   3 species

Persiscape levyi  (Guseinov, Marusik & Koponen, 2005)


Prosoma yellow, with 2 wide submarginal bands and thin grey margin. Sternum grey with yellow median stripe. Labium and maxillae grey-yellow. Chelicerae brown. Legs yellow with grey spots on femora. Opisthosoma dark grey: dorsum with characteristic pattern of yellow spots, one anteriomedian lanceolate spots, two lateral spots and row of paired spots, venter grey. Spinnerets yellow.

Body length male: 5.3 mm

Prosoma yellow, with 2 wide dark grey submarginal bands and thin grey margin. Sternum yellow, laterally dark grey. Labium grey. Maxillae yellow. Chelicerae brown. Legs yellow, with grey spots. Opisthosoma: dorsum light grey, with light brown anteromedian lanceolate spot and 2 dark grey lateral bands, venter with slightly darker rectangular field between epigastric furrow and spinnerets. Basal segment of anterior spinnerets brown, other spinnerets yellow.

Body length female: 8.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Azerbaijan, Iran
 male  female
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.

Azerbaijan   (Zamani & Marusik, 2020a) |||

Guseinov E F, Marusik Y M, Koponen S (2005) Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Azerbaijan 5. Faunistic review of the funnel-web spiders (Agelenidae) with the description of a new genus and species. Arthropoda Selecta 14: 153-177 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

Zamani A, Esyunin S L, Mikhailov K G, Marusik Y M (2024) New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), part XI. Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics 10: 285-309 pdf

Zamani A, Marusik Y M (2020a) A review of Agelenini (Araneae: Agelenidae: Ageleninae) of Iran and Tajikistan, with descriptions of four new genera. Arachnology 18: 368-386 pdf

15-02-2024 Image insert
24-03-2020 Distribution update Detail