Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Hygrocrates  Deeleman-Reinhold, 1988   4 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 2021): Greece (Rhodes), Turkey
Adults of both sexes in spring, autumn and winter.
Distribution List
Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

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 (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], 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

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf