Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   125 species

Zelotes strandi  (Nosek, 1905)


Pedipalp: tibial apophysis long, slender and tapering. Terminal apophysis stout with bifid end. Median apophysis concave in the middle. Prosoma and sternum brown. Chelicerae: red-brown, promargin with 3 teeth, retromargin with 2 teeth. Opisthosoma brown.

Body length male: 5.3 mm

Epigyne long and relatively narrow. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 9.0 mm
Additional information

Up to 1200 m a.s.l., at higher altitudes under stones, near edges of forests and meadows, in lowlands in dry grassland, close to oak forests and dunes. 

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
Albania   (Naumova, 2020) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Seyyar & Demir, 2020b) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Seyyar & Demir, 2020b) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at pdf

Deltshev C (2013) On the identity of the poorly known spider species Zelotes strandi (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 45: 4-7 pdf

Naumova M (2020) Descriptions of two new spider species, with new data on the Albanian arachnofauna (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones and Scorpiones). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 72: 3-12 pdf

Seyyar O, Demir H (2020b) Further notes on a little known spider species, Zelotes strandi (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) from Anatolia. Serket 17: 117-120 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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