Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   141 species

Harpactea arguta  (Simon, 1907)


Prosoma 2.1 mm long. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 3.6 mm

Prosoma brownish, 2.2 mm long. Eyes: anteriors 0.3 diameter apart. Chelicerae with large black grains on exterior side. Legs: femur I with 2 spines, femur II with 3 spines, femur III with 7 spines, femur IV with 4 spines. Opisthosoma grey.

Body length female: 4.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): France, Italy
Adults of both sexes in winter.

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Pesarini C (unpubl.)

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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