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 2022): Europe (Alps, Pyrenees)
Distribution List
Andorra   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| France   (Marusik & Fomichev, 2016) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Grimm U (1985) Die Gnaphosidae Mitteleuropas (Arachnida, Araneae). Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Hamburg (NF) 26: 1-318 pdf

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 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

09-11-2020 Image insert
09-11-2020 Distribution update Detail
27-06-2018 Distribution update Detail