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

Harpactea piligera  (Thorell, 1875)


Prosoma 2 mm long.

Body length male: 6.1 mm

Prosoma light brown, smooth, 1.6-2.1 mm long. Sternum yellow-brown. Legs: femur I and II with one to 3 spines, femur III with 2 rows of spines, femur IV with one to 5 spines.

Body length female: 4.3-6.3 mm
Additional information

In mixed forests, chestnut grove, beech forests, oak forests. Altitude up to 1400 m.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Italy
 male  female
Peak in June and July (male and female)
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Brignoli P M (1979d) Ragni d'Italia XXIX. Dysderidae nuovi o interessanti (Araneae). Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 111: 17-26 pdf

Gasparo F (1996a) Note su Harpactea piligera (Araneae, Dysderidae). Fragmenta Entomologica 28: 1-13 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

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

15-04-2014 Image insert
07-05-2013 Image insert