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

Dysdera spinicrus  Simon, 1882


Bulb 1.1 mm long. Prosoma 3.4 mm long.


Prosoma red-brown, with small grains and punctures. Prosoma 4.7 mm long. Eyes: posteriors equal in size, anteriors one diameter apart. Legs: femur IV with 4 or 5 spines, posterior tibia and metatarsus with numerous spines, posterior tibia with 2 to 10 long ventral spines.

Body length female: 12 mm
Additional information

In forests, open areas, under stones or in litter. Altitude up to 1800 m.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Balkans, Greece, Syria
 male  female
Adults of both sexes probably all the year.
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 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

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

Pesarini C (2001a) Sei nuove specie di Dysderidae d'Italia e di Grecia (Araneae). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano 141: 291-301 pdf

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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