Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptonetela  Kratochvil, 1978   11 species

Leptonetela caucasica  Dunin, 1990

Description
Male

Prosoma length: 0.77 mm.

Body length male: 1.79-1.9 mm
Female

Prosoma and opisthosoma brownish-black. Pedipalps with long setae on femur and tibia. Epigyne with spiral ducts.

Body length female: 1.9 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan), Iran?
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   ( no references ) ||| Georgia   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( no references ) |||
References

Dunin P M (1990a) Leptonetela caucasica sp. n.-a first finding of spiders of the family Leptonetidae (Aranei, Haplogynae) in the USSR. Zool Zh 69(1): 147-149

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

Marusik Y M, Guseinov E F (2003) Spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Azerbaijan. 1. New family and genus records. Arthropoda Selecta 12: 29-46

Otto S (2019) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 10.2019. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

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

Updates
17-12-2015 Image insert