Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   144 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 2020): Greece (Crete)
 male  female
sometimes in July
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   ( no references ) |||

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

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

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

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

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