Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   144 species

Harpactea strandjica  Dimitrov, 1997


Bulb: conductor with a strong tubercle at its middle, embolus with a bifurcated tip. Prosoma 2.1-2.8 mm long.

Body length male: 5.15-6 mm

Prosoma red-brown, ocular area darker. Prosoma 2.8 mm long. Legs orange-red, femur I with 2 prolateral spines, femur II with 2 or 3 prolateral spines, coxa IV with 2 to 5 dorsal spines, patella III usually with one spine.

Body length female: 6.5-6.75 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Bulgaria, Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Turkey (Europe)   ( no references ) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Demircan N, Topçu A (2015) A contribution to the spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 14: 176-183 pdf

Dimitrov D (1997) Description of Harpactea strandjica, sp. n. from Bulgaria (Araneae, Dysderidae). Bull Br arachnol Soc 10: 322

Dimitrov D (2018b) A contribution to the study of Turkish Dysderidae with description of a new Dysdera (Araneae, Dysderidae). Arachnology 17: 457-462 pdf

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

Lazarov S (2009a) A new spider species from Bulgaria, Harpactea terveli sp. n. (Araneae, Dysderidae). Int J Acad Res 1: 96-98

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

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

09-10-2018 Image insert
13-01-2016 Distribution update Detail