Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Trachyzelotes

Ground Spider - Trachyzelotes lyonneti - male Ground Spider - Trachyzelotes lyonneti - male Spider - Trachyzelotes Spider - Trachyzelotes Spider - Trachyzelotes Ground spider - Trachyzelotes lyonneti Trachyzelotes barbatus - female Trachyzelotes barbatus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Araneae (Spiders)
Infraorder Araneomorphae (True Spiders)
No Taxon (Entelegynae)
Family Gnaphosidae (Ground Spiders)
Genus Trachyzelotes
Explanation of Names
Lohmander, 1944
Numbers
3 species in BugGuide's range (North America north of Mexico).(1)
Size
Body length (excluding legs): approx. 3-13 millimeters.(2)
Identification
Specimens of Trachyzelotes can be distinguished from those of all other zelotine genera by the presence of a cluster of stiff setae on the anteromedian surface of the chelicerae.(2)
Range
barbatus: introduced to California (native from the Mediterranean to Central Asia).(2)(3)
jaxartensis: introduced to USA (natively Mediterranean). Collected in AZ, CA, NV.(2)(4)
lyonneti: introduced to USA (natively Mediterranean). Collected in CA, CO, IL, MO, OR, TX.(2)(5)(3)(4)