Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptonetela  Kratochvíl, 1978   12 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 2022): Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan), Iran?
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||
References

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

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

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
17-12-2015 Image insert