Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactocrates  Simon, 1914   13 species

Harpactocrates apennicola  Simon, 1914


Similar to H. drassoides. Male palp with straight bulbal neck. Prosoma 4.5-4.7 mm long.

Body length male: 10-13 mm

Similar to H. drassoides. Prosoma 4.6-5.1 mm long. Eyes: PME smaller than the other eyes, anteriors one diameter apart, PLE less than one diameter from PME.

Body length female: 10-13 mm
Additional information

In mountains, coniferous forests, under stones and bark. Northern Apennines to Sea Alps. Altitude 500 m, 1100 m.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): France, Italy
 male  female

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