Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   144 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 2020): Spain, France
 male  female
Distribution List
France   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

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Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

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