Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Aphantaulax  Simon, 1878   3 species

Aphantaulax trifasciata  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1872)

Description

Tibial apophysis distinctly shorter than palpal tibia. Epigyne with groove, as long as wide. Opisthosoma with pattern consisting mostly of 3 (to 5) spots.

Body length male: 4.1-6.6 mm
Body length female: 5.8-10.4 mm
Additional information

On sea coasts or riverbanks, under stones and on plants, also in citrus groves

Distribution
  Presence
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Southern Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Israel, Caucasus, Russia (Europe) to Central Asia, China, Japan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
16-05-2018 Distribution update Old value
04-04-2017 Distribution update Old value
15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value