Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   184 species

Harpactea coccifera  Brignoli, 1984


Embolus thin with broad base. Conductor massiv, sheet like.  Prosoma brown, cephalic part elevated. Prosoma 1.5 mm long. Sternum yellow. Legs yellow, femur I and II with 2 spines, femur III and IV with numerous spines. Opisthosoma light grey, densely covered with light hairs, very slender.

Body length male: 3.5 mm

Spermatheca long, with thin tip. Prosoma 1.4-1.9 mm long.

Additional information

Close to the sea, in pine forests, in litter under Quercus coccifera. Altitude up to 1600 m.

Frequency: Rare

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece (Crete)
 male  female
sometimes in July
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Greece / Crete   (Bosmans & Chatzaki, 2005) ||| North Macedonia   (Ćurčić et al., 2004a) |||

Bosmans R, Chatzaki M (2005) A catalogue of the spiders of Greece – a critical review of all spider species cited from Greece with their localities. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische arachnologische Vereniging 20 (2, suppl.): 1-124 pdf

Brignoli P M (1984b) Ragni di Grecia XII. Nuovi dati su varie famiglie (Araneae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 91: 281-321 pdf

Chatzaki M, Arnedo M A (2006) Taxonomic revision of the epigean representatives of the spider subfamily Harpacteinae (Araneae: Dysderidae) on the island of Crete. Zootaxa 1169: 1-32 pdf

Ćurčić B P, Deltshev C C, Blagoev G A, Ćurčić S B, Makarov S E, Mitić B M, Stojkoska E A, Stanković S V (2004a) On some leaf-litter and cave-dwelling spiders (Aranea: Arachnida) from the Republic of Macedonia. Archives of Biological Sciences Belgrade 56: 23-24 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

09-11-2022 Distribution insert Detail
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30-04-2013 Image insert