Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassyllus  Chamberlin, 1922   14 species

Drassyllus pusillus  (C. L. Koch, 1833)

Description

Male palp with distal median apophysis, distally widened. Epigyne with longitudinal cuticular ridge, distinctly sclerotised. Prosoma red-brown to black-brown. Metatarsus I-II light yellow. Tarsus light yellow. Opisthosoma red-brown to black-brown, with dark brown scuticula.

Body length male: 3.5-4.6 mm
Body length female: 4-5.5 mm
Additional information

Found in very different habitats (forests, meadows, river-floodplains, heathland, sand and stony debris), under stones, in moss and leaf litter during the day

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Iran, Central Asia, China
Phenology
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Updates
11-05-2018 Distribution update Old value