This family with 67 described species in ten genera and is distributed world-wide.
Zoropsis spinimana male (Picture by Radboud Kloos)
Five species of this genus can be found in our region. The spider is very similar to member of the family Lycosidae but lacks the two big eyes on the side of the carapace (head).
|front||First steps, youngs Zoropsis spinimana|
|Zoropsis spinimana in her web|
|Zoropsis spinimana female||Zoropsis spinimana female|
|Zoropsis spinimana male (Picture by Radboud Kloos)|
Genus Zoropsis Simon, 1878
Zoropsis albertisi Pavesi, 1880; Tunisia
Zoropsis media Simon, 1878; Western Mediterranean
Zoropsis oertzeni Dahl, 1901; Italy, Greece, Balkans
Zoropsis rufipes Lucas, 1838; Canary Is., Madeira
Zoropsis spinimana (Dufour, 1820) Mediterranean to Russia (USA, introduced)
Ed Nieuwenhuys, 25 July 2020
11 May 2013 , 25 april 2007.