Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Parasyrisca  Schenkel, 1963   9 species

Parasyrisca vinosa  (Simon, 1878)


Tibial apophysis with diverging and pointed branches. Colour brown (living specimens eventually darker).

Body length male: 6-9 mm
Body length female: 6-9.1 mm
Additional information

in the western Alps in forest zone and in alpine to nivale region

Frequency: Very rarely found

  No data
Distribution comment: Records outside of the Alps and the Pyrenees are misidentifications (Marusik & Fomichev 2016)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe (Alps, Pyrenees)

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Marusik Y M, Fomichev A A (2016) A survey of East Palaearctic Gnaphosidae (Araneae). 7. Review of the Parasyrisca vinosa-group. Biological Bulletin of Bogdan Chmelnitskiy Melitopol State Pedagogical University 6: 110-118 pdf

Ovtsharenko V I, Platnick N I, Marusik Y M (1995) A review of the Holarctic ground spider genus Parasyrisca (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum Novitates 3147: 1-55

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

27-06-2018 Distribution update Old value