Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   125 species

Zelotes balcanicus  Deltshev, 2006


Prosoma, sternum and opisthosoma brown. Chelicerae yellow-brown, promargin with 4 teeth, retromargin with 3-4 teeth. Opisthosoma with dark brown scutum occupying 40% of opisthosoma length.

Body length male: 4.6-5.9 mm

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 6.0-6.7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, North Macedonia, Israel
 male  female
Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Greece   (Senglet, 2012) ||| Italy   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Coşar & Danışman, 2020a; Danışman et al., 2022) |||

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

Coşar İ, Danışman T (2020a) A new record for the spider fauna of Turkey: Zelotes balcanicus Deltshev, 2006 (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Serket 17: 110-113 pdf

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

Deltshev C, Bosmans R, De Spiegelaere W, Provoost L (2006) Zelotes balcanicus sp. n., a new and widespread species from the Balkan Peninsula (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 113: 711-716 pdf

Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

Pantini P, Mazzoleni F (2018) I ragni de Calabria (Arachnida Araneae). Rivista del Museo Civico di Scienze Naturali "E. Caffi", Bergamo 31: 11-69 pdf

Senglet A (2012) Civizelotes new genus, and other new or little known Zelotinae (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 119: 501-528 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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