Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   143 species

Harpactea strandi  (Caporiacco, 1939)


Prosoma 2.4-2.6 mm long.


Prosoma reddish brown, covered with minute granulations. Prosoma 2.4-2.8 mm long. Eyes well developed. Legs: femur I with 2 to 4 spines, femur II with a row of 3 or 4 spines, femur III and IV with one spine.

Body length female: 5.8 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Italy
Distribution List
Italy   ( 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

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 (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

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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