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

Harpactea serena  (Simon, 1907)


Palp: tarsus as large as tibia, bulb almost as wide as long.


Prosoma light reddish. Sternum yellowish, with fine grains. Legs yellowish, femur I usually with 2 spines, femur II with a row of 2 or 3 spines, femur III with 3 to 7 spines, femur IV with 3 to 5 spines.

Body length female: 5-6 mm
Additional information

In calcareous areas, holm oak forests, vineyards.

  No data
Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain, France
 male  female

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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 (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Simon E (1914) Les arachnides de France 6 (1). Paris (Roret): 1-308

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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