Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Carpathonesticus  Lehtinen & Saaristo, 1980   21 species

Carpathonesticus zaitzevi  (Charitonov, 1939)


Colouration as in females, except opisthosomal markings more pronounced. Prosoma length: 1.8-2.3 mm.


Prosoma orange-yellow, cephalic part shining. Prosoma length: 1.9-2.55 mm. Sternum orange-yellow, sparsely covered with short and long setae. Opisthosoma covered with grey setae, dorsum with 2 triangular marks, sometimes with 5 pairs of marks, or marks completely absent.

Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2017)

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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Georgia

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Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (in press) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research early view

Mcheidze T S (1997) Spiders of Georgia: Systematics, Ecology, Zoogeographic Review. Tbilisi Univ, 390 pp

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

World Spider Catalog (2017) World Spider Catalog, version 18.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, accessed on 5.10.2017. doi: 10.24436/2

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