Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Zelotes  Gistel, 1848   107 species

Zelotes mundus  (Kulczyński, 1897)


Pedipalp: embolus short, thick and only weakly bent. Prosoma length: 1.48 - 1.75 mm, prosoma width: 1.13-1.38 mm. Colouration: dark brown to black, metatarsi and tarsi lighter. Opisthosoma with shiny brown scutum, covering approx. one third of opisthosoma length.


Prosoma length: 1.65-1.82 mm, prosoma width: 1.3-1.38 mm. Colouration as in males.

  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Italy doubtful, therefore removed (Pantini & Isaia, 2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, Russia, China
adult in summer

Bauchhenss E, Weiss I, Toth F (1997) Neufunde von Zelotes mundus (Kulczyński, 1897) mit Beschreibung des Weibchens. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 13: 43-47

Esyunin S L, Efimik V E (1997) Remarks on the Ural spider fauna, 6. New data on the taxonomy and faunistics of gnaphosid spiders of the south Urals (Arachnida Aranei Gnaphosidae). Arthropoda Selecta 5(3/4): 105-111

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Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

25-04-2015 Distribution update Old value