Cybaeidae  Banks, 1892 / Mastigusa  Menge, 1854   4 species

Mastigusa macrophthalma  (Kulczyński, 1897)


Conductor with slender terminal part, very long and uniformly bent. Epigyne posteriorly with bright median field, entrance ducts very thin and densely convoluted. Prosoma light yellow-brown. Sternum yellow-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma light yellowish, sometimes with vague brownish or blackish pattern.

Body length male: 3-3.5 mm
Body length female: 3-3.5 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 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.

Austria  Removed (Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Belgium  Removed (Bosmans & Van Keer, 2017; Wunderlich, 1986) ||| Bosnia and Herzegovina   (Komnenov, 2010; Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Bulgaria  Removed (Blagoev et al., 2018; Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Croatia   (Milosevic, 2002; Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| France  Removed (Wunderlich, 1986) ||| Georgia  Removed (Otto, 2022; Seropian et al., 2023b; Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Hungary  Removed (Samu & Szinetár, 1999; Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Montenegro  Removed (Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Netherlands  Removed (Wunderlich, 1986) ||| Norway  Removed (Wunderlich, 1986; Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Poland  Removed (Wunderlich, 1986; Rozwałka & Stanska, 2008) ||| Romania  Removed (Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Serbia  Removed (Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Slovakia  Removed (Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015; Castellucci et al., 2024) ||| United Kingdom  Removed (Wunderlich, 1986; Lavery, 2019) |||

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

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

Bosmans R, Van Keer K (2017) Een herziene soortenlijst van de Belgische spinnen (Araneae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 32: 39-69 pdf

Castellucci F, Luchetti A, Scharff N (2024) Enigmatic and extravagant genitalia in the spider genus Mastigusa (Araneae, Cybaeidae) – a taxonomical revision. Invertebrate Systematics 38(IS23047): 1-27 pdf

Komnenov M (2010) Checklist of spiders (Araneae) of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Uzizaž i Biospeld 5(2009): 52-69 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Lavery A (2019) A revised checklist of the spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Arachnology 18: 196-212 pdf

Loksa I (1969) Pokok I-Araneae I. Fauna Hungariae 97: 1-133 pdf

Milosevic B (2002) Aranea – Popis vrsta – Checklist. Hrvatsko entomološko društvo – Inventar entomofaune Hrvatske [Aranea – List of species – Checklist. Croatian Entomological Society – Inventory of Croatian entomofauna]. pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Rozwałka R, Stanska M (2008) Check-list of spiders (Araneae) of Poland. 1. December 2008. online at pdf

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Seropian A, Bulbulashvili N, Otto S, Krammer H-J, Kachlishvili N, Datunashvili A (2023b) Picking pearls from the Silk Road: insights into the spider (Arachnida, Araneae) diversity in Georgia from the Caucasus barcode of life project. Part II. Caucasiana 2: 231-297 pdf

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

Wunderlich J (1986) Spinnenfauna gestern und heute: Fossile Spinnen in Bernstein und ihre heute lebenden Verwandten. Quelle & Meyer, Wiesbaden. 283 pp. pdf

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