Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   180 species

Dysdera daghestanica  Dunin, 1991


Prosoma length 4.3 mm, width 3.4 mm. Prosoma and chelicerae brown, shagreen with small spots. Sternum, labium and gnathocoxae orange-brown with small spots. Leg spination: Femur IV with 1.2 dorso-basal spines; tibia III with 1.2 ventral, 2.1 anterior and 1.1 posterior spines; tibia IV with 2.2 ventral spines. Opisthosoma gray-white.

Leg spination and median apophysis of the pedipalpus are typical.

Body length male: 10.3 mm

Appearance similar to the male. Prosoma length 4.10-4.65 mm, width 3.55-3.95 mm. Leg spination more variable than in the male: Femur IV with 2-4 dorso-basal spines; tibia III with 1.2 ventral, 2.2 or 1.2 anterior and 1.1 posterior spines, tibia IV with 2.2.2 or 2.2 ventral, 2.1 or 1.2 or 1.1 anterior and 1.1 posterior spines.

Endogyne is not characteristic.

Additional information

Above 1000 m asl in oak-hornbeam forests near the forest edge under rocks.

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Distribution comment: Dagestan
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Russia (Caucasus)
 male  female
Distribution List
Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) |||

Dunin P M (1991a) New spider species of the genus Dysdera from the Caucasus (Arenei, Haplogynae, Dysderidae) Zoologicheskiĭ Zhurnal 70(8): 90-98 pdf

Dunin P M (1992b) The spider family Dysderidae of the Caucasian fauna (Arachnida Aranei Haplogynae). Arthropoda Selecta 1(3): 35-76 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

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

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