Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   148 species

Harpactea cressa  Brignoli, 1984


Embolus transverse, thick, bent proximally. Conductor bifurcated with a large lamella-like plate and a very slender, sharp projection. Prosoma reddish brown. Prosoma 1.8 mm long. Sternum yellow. Eyes: anteriors less than one diameter apart. Legs: Femur I-II reddish brown, all other segments and legs III-IV yellow, femur I with 2 or 3 spines, femur II with 2 spines, femur III with 3 to 5 spines, femur IV with 4 to 7 spines. Abdomen yellowish.

Body length male: 3.4 mm

Vulva with long and slender spermathecae, posterior diverticulum bent upwards. Prosoma 1.2-1.6 mm long.

Additional information

In litter under Quercus coccifera, pine forests, close to the sea. Altitude up to 1450 m.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (Crete)
 male  female
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 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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