Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Histopona  Thorell, 1869   23 species

Histopona breviemboli  Dimitrov, Deltshev & Lazarov, 2017


Measurements (in mm): Cephalothorax: length 1.73, width 1.13; clypeus: width 0.15; chelicerae: length 0.83, width 0.38; sternum: length 0.90, width 0.83.
Colouration: Prosoma yellow-brown. Sternum yellow-brown, without pattern. Opisthosoma grey-white. Legs: same color as prosoma.
Eyes: Both eye rows straight in dorsal view. Anterior lateral eyes larger than anterior median eyes. Posterior eyes equal in size. Chelicerae: with 2 teeth on promargin and 5 teeth on retromargin.
Colulus reduced, only two hairy plates are visible.
Legs: All trochanters notched, patellae with dorsal spines only.

Männlichepalps with retrolateral tibial and retrolateral patellar apophyses. Embolus very short (not typical for Histopona). Radix thorn-like, very similar in shape to the embolus. At a glance, it looks like that the embolus is forked. Both embolus and radix go into conductor.

Body length male: 4.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Bulgaria, Turkey (Europe)
Distribution List
Bulgaria   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Europe)   ( no references ) |||

Demircan N, Topçu A (2015) A contribution to the spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 14: 176-183 pdf

Dimitrov D, Deltshev C, Lazarov S (2017) Description of Histopona breviemboli sp. n. from the Balkan Peninsula (Arachnida, Araneae, Agelenidae). Zootaxa 4311: 283-286 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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