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 2022): Italy
 male  female
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Alicata P (1964b) Le specie italiane di Harpactocrates e di Parachtes n. gen. (Araneae, Dysderidae). Annuario dell'Istituto e Museo di Zoologia dell'Universita di Napoli 16 (3): 1-40 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

Isaia M, Osella G, Pannunzio G (2009) Hygropetric and litter-inhabiting spiders (Araneae) from the Abruzzo Apennines (central Italy). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 37: 15.26 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

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

Pesarini C (unpubl.)

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf