Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Berinda  Roewer, 1928   7 species

Berinda ensigera  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1874)


Resembles B. cypria and B. hakani. Palp: Tibial apophysis straight and almost as long as cymbium. Conductor strongly developed with 3 elements: membranous anterior sac, sickle-shaped guiding structure and posterior hook.

Body length male: 6.2-7 mm

Resembles B. cypria and B. hakani. Epigyne: Scape with anterior hood. Lateral margins parallel and open at posterior part, leading to copulatory openings.

Body length female: 6.4-9 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (incl. Crete), Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

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

Caporiacco L di (1948) L'arachnofauna di Rodi. Redia 33: 27-75 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Kovblyuk M M, Seyyar O, Demir H, Topçu A (2009) New taxonomic and faunistic data on the gnaphosid spiders of Turkey (Aranei: Gnaphosidae). Arthropoda Selecta 18: 169-187 pdf

Lecigne S (2021a) A new species of Sintula (Linyphiidae), redescription of Brigittea innocens (Dictynidae) and eight spider species newly recorded for Turkey (Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 11-34 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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