Anapidae  Simon, 1895 / Zangherella  Caporiacco, 1949   3 species

Zangherella apuliae  (Caporiacco, 1949)


Prosoma with scaly projection on posterior part of petiolus. Tarsus I prolaterally with 6 robust, short spines. Opisthosoma dorsally with scutellum, lacking in females.

Body length male: 1.0 mm
Body length female: 1.0 mm
Additional information

East Mediterranean species, in litter of bushy forest, under stones, probably crevices of stony debris. Strongly modified anapid orb web, similar to Comaroma simoni.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2017)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Italy, Greece, Turkey

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