Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Parachtes  Alicata, 1964   13 species

Parachtes siculus  (Caporiacco, 1949)


Palp: bulb pear-shaped, with the end divided into 2 unequal points joined with a membranous strip. Prosoma 2.9-3.1 mm long.

Body length male: 7.85 mm

Prosoma 3.2-3.3 mm long. Legs: femur I with 2 spines, femur II and III spineless, femur IV with several spines.

Body length female: 9.1 mm
Additional information

In moist habitats, like mosses and leaf litter of beech wood.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Italy
 male  female

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Pesarini C (unpubl.)

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2