A new spider family record to Israel, Leptonetidae, was found in a cave survey

IMG_8303 spider collecting in caves for web

As part of Shlomi Aharon MSc, supervised by Dr. Gavish-Regev (NNHC, HUJ), Prof. Lubin and Dr. Seifan (BGU), a cave survey was conducted in Israel

A tiny spider was collected and identified in the laboratory by Igor Armiach, Shlomi Aharon and Efrat Gavish-Regev as Cataleptoneta edentula Denis, 1955, described from
a cave in Lebanon and reported thus far only from Lebanon.

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leptonetidae male front blackz 2015-08-09-15.58.17 ZS DMap_GIMPsmall

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