Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Folkia  Kratochvil, 1970   7 species

Folkia pauciaculeata  (Fage, 1943)


Very similar to F. inermis. Eyes extremely reduced. Leg spination: leg I and II spineless, except femur with 5 spines, patella III and IV with one spine, femur III with 4 spines, femur IV with 5 spines, posterior tibia and metatarsus with numerous spines.

Body length male: 4.5 mm


Additional information

Only one male specimen known. In cave.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Bosnia and Herzegovina

Deeleman-Reinhold C L (1993) The genus Rhode and the harpacteine genera Stalagtia, Folkia, Minotauria, and Kaemis (Araneae, Dysderidae) of Yugoslavia and Crete, with remarks on the genus Harpactea. Revue arachnol 10: 105-135

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

Kratochvíl J (1970) Cavernicole Dysderae. Acta Sc Nat Brno 4: 1-62

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

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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