Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   127 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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy, Bulgaria, Romania, Greece, North Macedonia, Israel
 male  female
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.

Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Greece   (Senglet, 2012) ||| Italy   (no references) ||| Montenegro   (Naumova et al., 2019a) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Coşar & Danışman, 2020a; Danışman et al., 2024a) |||

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, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], 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

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Lecigne S (2023) New contribution to the spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of Kerkyra (Corfu) and update of the provisional checklist of species from the Ionian Island. Journal of the Belgian Arachnological Society 38 (1, suppl.): 1-51 pdf

Naumova M, Lazarov S, Deltshev C (2019a) Faunistic diversity of the spiders in Montenegro (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina 22: 50-89 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

Tutar O, Yağmur E A (2023) Spider (Araneae) fauna of İzmir Peninsula (Çeşme, Karaburun, Urla), Türkiye. Serket 19: 197-222 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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