Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Coelotes  Blackwall, 1841   25 species

Coelotes osellai  de Blauwe, 1973


The patellar apophysis has a notch, which can be very shallow in some individuals, so it can be confused with C. poweri. Prosoma with narrow black longitudinal line, ocular region slightly darker than the rest and darker lines radiating from the fovea. Fovea brown, large and deep. Eyes arranged in two slightly procurved rows. Chelicera brown-orange.  Labium slightly longer than wide. Sternum also slightly longer than wide. Legs brown-yellow, lighter than prosomal colouration, coxae with brown longitudinal line on latero-anterior side. Palps same colouration as legs except darker tibia. Characteristic retrolateral patellar apophysis ending in two lobes. Dorsal lobe larger than ventral lobe. Bulbus with large and pointed ventral part of conductor.

prosoma length: 3.6 mm, prosoma width: 2.6 mm.

Body length male: 7.5 mm

Prosoma brown-red and darker than in males, without longitudinal line. Epigyne resembles C. pastor but longer than wide.

Prosoma length: 5.5 mm, prosoma width: 3.4 mm.

Body length female: 12.5 mm
Additional information

Italian Alps, 1100-2500 m

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Blauwe R de (1973) Revision de la famille des Agelenidae (Araneae) de la région Mediterranéenne. Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 49(2): 1-111 pdf

Maurer R (1982b) Zur Kenntnis der Gattung Coelotes (Araneae. Agalenidae) in Alpenländern II. Die pastor-Gruppe der italienischen und französischen Alpen-Beschreibung  von C. pastor lessinensis ssp n. Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 8: 165-183 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

11-04-2016 Datasheet update Detail