Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   177 species

Dysdera lusitanica  Kulczyński, 1915


Prosoma 3.3 mm long.

Body length male: 7.2 mm

Prosoma reddish, 3.7 mm long. Chelicerae with 3 teeth and a keel. Legs: tibia III and IV with spines, metatarsus III and IV with spines, femur IV with one or 2 spines, other segments spineless.

Additional information

In woodlands and littoral areas.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain
 male  female
Adults of both sexes probably all the year, with a peak in June and July.
Distribution List
Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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[N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Ferrández M A (1984a) Notes on Iberian Dysderidae. Three new species belonging to the genus Dysdera, Latreille 1804 (Araneae). Miscellanea Zoologica 8: 189-195 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Kulczyński W (1915) Fragmenta arachnologica, XVIII. Bulletin International de l'Academie des Sciences de Cracovie 1915: 897-942 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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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