Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Histopona  Thorell, 1869   22 species

Histopona kurkai  Deltshev & Indzhov, 2018


Tibia with two retrolateral apophyses. RTA, consisting of two rectangular sclerites, the outer partially covering the inner, situated distally-retrolaterally on the tibia. Retrolaterally-basally, a further thumb-shaped projection (RBP) is present. Bulbus: Embolus very long and connected to the radix by a peculiar knot. Conductor, narrowing apically and almost merging with embolus.

Body length male: 5.63–6.38 mm

Epigyne has the heart-shaped central sclerite typical for the torpida group, with a more strongly sclerotized posterior margin. The copulatory openings are situated just in front of it, well separated. Epigynal plate, nearly hemicircular. Copulatory ducts long, with three large coils, one transparent and two sclerotized. Sclerotized ‘heads’ situated anteriorly at the transparent entrance coil. Spermathecae small, nearly globular, set apart from each other.

Body length female: 6.75–9.75 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Albania, Macedonia

Deltshev C, Indzhov S (2018) Description of Histopona kurkai sp. n. with new data for the genus from the Balkan Peninsula (Arachnida, Araneae: Agelenidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 56: 36-39 pdf

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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