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Zora silvestris.JPG
Zora silvestris (female)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Araneae
Suborder: Araneomorphae
Infraorder: Araneomorphae
Section: Dionycha
Superfamily: Lycosoidea
Family: Zoridae
F. O. P-Cambridge, 1893

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13 genera, 73 species

The Zoridae are a spider family with more than 70 described species in 13 genera.

Spiders in this family hunt without webs.

It is very hard to determine species, especially in the Zora genus.


Most species occur in the tropics (South America, Australia, Africa, Asia). The species Israzorides judaeus is endemic to Israel, and several species of the genus Zora can be found in colder climates, including the U.S. and Europe up to Sweden.

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  • Corey, D. T. & D. J. Mott. A revision of the genus Zora (Araneae, Zoridae) in North America. J. Arachnol. 19: 55-61. PDF

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