Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   191 species

Harpactea dufouri  (Thorell, 1873)


Prosoma 1.6 mm long.

Body length male: 4-5.5 mm

Prosoma dark brownish, 1.6-2.2 mm long. Sternum reddish brown. Legs: femur I with one spine, femur II with 2 spines, femur III with 4 to 7 spines in 2 rows, femur IV with 2 to 4 spines.

Body length female: 4-5.75 mm
Additional information

In deciduous forests, in litter.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Spain
 male  female
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.

Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Alicata P (1966c) Le Harpactea (Araneae, Dysderidae) della fauna italiana e considerazioni sulla loro origine. Atti dell' Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali in Catania (6) 18: 190-221 pdf

Bosmans R, Lissner J, Hernández-Corral J (2017a) The spider family Dysderidae in the Balearic Islands. Zootaxa 4329: 375-391 pdf

Bosselaers J, Van Keer J (2016) A redescription of Harpactea dufouri (Thorell, 1873) (Araneae, Dysderidae), its occurrence outside the Balearic Islands, and some notes on the corticalis group of the genus. European Journal of Taxonomy 222: 1-13 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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 (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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