Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactocrates  Simon, 1914   13 species

Harpactocrates drassoides  (Simon, 1882)


Male palp with bent bulbal neck. Embolus stepped, with distal scale. Vulva with straight dorsal edge of aboral sclerite, bulge-like sclerotisation directed vertically. Prosoma reddish. Eyes: PME smaller than the other eyes, PME almost one diameter from PLE, anterior eyes rather less than one diameter apart. Chelicerae with 4 teeth in 2 rows. Legs reddish brown, femur I and II with 3 spines, femur III and IV with 2 series of dorsal spines, tibia III and IV with spines.

Body length male: 9-15 mm

Characters as in male.

Body length female: 9-15 mm
Additional information

In coniferous forests, alder wood, under stones or under bark, in leaf litter of beech and mixed forests.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Western Europe
 male  female

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