Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Persiscape  Zamani & Marusik, 2020   3 species

Persiscape gideoni  (Levy, 1996)


Palpal sclerit with mebranous outgrowth. Conductor broad.

Prosoma reddish-yellow, with two broad dark grey submarginal bands and thin grey margin. Labium brown. Maxillae brownish-yellow. Sternum greyish-brown with yellow median stripe. Chelicerae reddish-brown. Legs reddish-brown with obscure darkenings on femora. Opisthosoma light yellowish-grey, dorsum with anterior median lanceolate spot and 2 dark grey lateral bands, venter with a darkened rectangualr field between epigastric furrow and spinnerets. Basal segments of anterior spinnerets grey, other spinnerets yellow.

Body length male: 8.55 mm

Epigyne rather small; Scapus transparent.

Colouration similar to that in males, except opisthosoma with paler lanceolate spot and lateral bands and vantral rectangular field less pronounced. 

Body length female: 6.9-11.2 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Israel, Iran
 male  female
Distribution List
Armenia   (Zarikian et al., 2022) ||| Azerbaijan   (Guseinov et al., 2005) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Demir et al., 2015) |||

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Demir H, Seyyar O, Türker H, Koçyiğit H O, Öner H (2015) The spider fauna of Melendiz Mountains, Niğde, Turkey. Serket 14: 146-166 pdf

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

Levy G (1996) The agelenid funnel-weaver family and the spider genus Cedicus in Israel (Araneae, Agelenidae and Cybaeidae). Zoologica Scripta 25: 85-122 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

Zarikian N A, Propistsova E A, Marusik Y M (2022) On spider families (Arachnida: Araneae) new to Armenia. Israel Journal of Entomology 51: 103-117 pdf

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