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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Turkey, Georgia, Iran
Distribution List
Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Zamani et al., 2020b) |||

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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) 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

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