Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Hygrocrates  Deeleman-Reinhold, 1988   5 species

Hygrocrates lycaoniae  (Brignoli, 1978)


Palp: bulb pear-shaped, with 2 subapical apophyses. Prosoma 3.3 mm long.

Body length male: 7.02 mm

Prosoma light brown, smooth, 3.5 mm long. Eyes: posterior row almost straight. Labium 1.6 times as long as wide. Chelicerae: promargin with 2 teeth, retromargin with a basal small tooth and an apical stronger tooth. Legs: femur I with 2 prolateral spines, femur II with one or 2 prolateral spines, femur III spineless or with one dorsal spine, femur IV with 2 to 4 spines.

Additional information

In damp woodland, under stones or in litter, also in entry of cave.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Greece (Rhodes), Turkey
Adults of both sexes in spring, autumn and winter.
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Greece   (Deeleman-Reinhold & Deeleman, 1988) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) |||

Brignoli P M (1979f) Contribution à la connaissance des Uloboridae paléarctiques (Araneae). Revue Arachnologique 2: 275-282 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info pdf

Deeleman-Reinhold C L, Deeleman P R (1988) Revision des Dysderinae (Araneae, Dysderidae), les espèces mediterranéennes occidentales exceptées. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 131: 141-269 pdf

Kunt K B, Marusik Y M, Omelko M M (2013b) A review of the genus Hygrocrates with a description of a new species from Turkey (Araneae: Dysderidae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 65: 273-277 pdf

Kunt K B, Yağmur E A, Özkütük R S, Kaya R S (2011b) The genus Hygrocrates Deeleman-Reinhold, 1988 (Araneae, Dysderidae) in Turkey. ZooKeys 85: 1-16 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

16-02-2022 Image insert
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