Agelenidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Histopona  Thorell, 1869   21 species

Histopona leonardoi  Bolzern, Pantini & Isaia, 2013


Prosoma length: 2.25-2.86 mm, prosoma width: 1.54-2.05 mm. Prosoma with 2 symmetric longitudinal rows of triangular dots, cephalic part with dark median band, prosomal margin with fine continuous dark line. Sternum and legs unicoloured. Opisthosoma dark grey-green, cardiac mark moderately pronounced, dorsum posteriorly with an indistinct pattern of chevrons.


Prosoma length: 2.04-2.28 mm, prosoma width: 1.38-1.63 mm.

Additional information

In forest habitats (beech woods) at 1000-1500 m a.s.l., in alpine pastures (max. elevation 2458 m). Some specimens were found in caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2017)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Switzerland, Italy
 male  female

Bolzern A, Pantini P, Isaia M (2013a) Revision of the Histopona italica group (Araneae: Agelenidae), with the description of two new species. Zootaxa 3640: 23-41

Brignoli P M (1977b) Ragni d'Italia XXVII. Nuovi dati su Agelenidae, Argyronetidae, Hahniidae, Oxyopidae e Pisauridae cavernicoli ed epigei (Araneae). Quad Mus Speleol "V. Rivera" 4: 3-117

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

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

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

30-04-2013 Datasheet update Old value
30-04-2013 Image insert
30-04-2013 Distribution update Old value