Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Histopona  Thorell, 1870   24 species

Histopona laeta  (Kulczyński, 1897)


Male palp with blunt patellar apophysis. Epigyne covered by heart-shaped plate. Prosoma dark brown, with 2 black radial stripes, in females with bright lateral margin. Labium black. Sternum dark. Legs ochre-brown, coxae bright, terminally with dark rings. Femur ventrally 4 dark semicircles. Tibia annulated. Opisthosoma dorsally with dense long hairs, dark median band, anteriorly with longish oval, light yellow spot, larger than the following 4 chevrons, ventrally grey. Spinnerets with long hairs, dorsally black, ventrally brighter.

Body length male: 6 mm
Body length female: <6 mm
Additional information

in forest and forest edges respectively

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Balkans
Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) |||

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

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

Weiss I, Rusdea E (1998) Validierung der endemischen Trichterspinne Histopona laeta (Kulczynski, 1897) mit Erstbescheibung des Männchens (Arachnida: Araneae: Agelenidae. Mauritania (Altenburg) 16: 515-520 pdf

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

27-08-2019 Distribution update Detail
05-12-2013 Distribution update Detail