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

Histopona laeta  (Kulczyński, 1897)


Male palp with blunt patellar apophysis. Epigyne covered by heart-shaped plate. Prosoma dark brown, with 2 black radial stripes, in females with bright lateral margin. Labium black. Sternum dark. Legs ochre-brown, coxae bright, terminally with dark rings. Femur ventrally 4 dark semicircles. Tibia annulated. Opisthosoma dorsally with dense long hairs, dark median band, anteriorly with longish oval, light yellow spot, larger than the following 4 chevrons, ventrally grey. Spinnerets with long hairs, dorsally black, ventrally brighter.

Body length male: 6 mm
Body length female: <6 mm
Additional information

in forest and forest edges respectively

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Romania, Macedonia

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Deltshev C, Vrenosi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – Faunistic and Zoogeographical Review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta zool bulg 63: 125-144

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267

Weiss I, Rusdea E (1998) Validierung der endemischen Trichterspinne Histopona laeta (Kulczynski, 1897) mit Erstbescheibung des Männchens (Arachnida: Araneae: Agelenidae. Mauritania (Altenburg) 16: 515-520

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

05-12-2013 Distribution update Old value