Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   141 species

Harpactea sanctidomini  Gasparo, 1997


Male unknown.


Prosoma yellow-orange, cephalic part slightly darker. Prosoma 1.1 mm long. Sternum yellow-orange. Eyes: 4, reduced, PME absent. Legs yellowish, anteriors slightly darker, femur I with 4 or 5 spines, femur II with 3 spines, femur III and IV with 5 or 6 spines.

Body length female: 3 mm
Additional information

Only one female specimen known. In pine wood.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Italy

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Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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