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 2022): Azerbaijan, Iran
 male  female
Distribution List
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 (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2020. Internet:

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

24-03-2020 Distribution update Detail