Eresidae  C. L. Koch, 1845 / Eresus  Walckenaer, 1805   18 species

Eresus lavrosiae  Mcheidze, 1997


Prosoma black, dark brown or carmine, cephalic region bulged. Prosoma length: 6 mm. Chelicerae black or brown, densely covered with black hairs, cheliceral furrow margin with 1 tooth. Sternum shagreen, dark brown or black. Legs densely covered with black setae. Opisthosoma black or dark brown, densely covered with short setae, the sides with 2 broad white bands, dorsum with 2-3 pairs of oval, red or whitish impressed dots, venter black or dark brown.


Female unknown.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Iran
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.

Armenia   (Zarikian et al., 2023) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Zamani et al., 2020b; Danışman et al., 2022) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2022) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2022 [last updated 24 August 2022], online at pdf

Mcheidze T S (1997) Spiders of Georgia: Systematics, Ecology, Zoogeographic Review. Tbilisi Univ, 390 pp pdf

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

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Zamani A, Altin Ç, Szűts T (2020b) A black sheep in Eresus (Araneae: Eresidae): taxonomic notes on the ladybird spiders of Iran and Turkey, with a new species. Zootaxa 4851: 559-572 pdf

Zarikian N, Dilbaryan K, Khachatryan A, Harutyunova L (2023) Species composition and diversity of spider (Arachnida: Araneae) in the northern forests of Armenia. Biodiversity 24: 66-75 pdf

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