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 2020): Europe (Alps, Pyrenees)
Distribution List
Andorra   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) |||

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 (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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

27-06-2018 Distribution update Detail