Cheiracanthiidae  Wagner, 1887 / Cheiracanthium  C. L. Koch, 1839   35 species

Cheiracanthium campestre  Lohmander, 1944


Tip of cymbium approximately 1/4 of cymbium length (without cymbial spur), outer margin of cymbium distinctly extended and forms a robust process laterally above bulbus. Epigyne with entrance ducts that are convoluted around the receptacula seminis approximately 3.5 times. Prosoma length of female: approximately 3.3 mm, prosoma length of male: approximately 2.9 mm.

Body length male: 5.3 - 6.6 mm
Body length female: 7.8 - 8.0 mm
Additional information

in dry meadows

Frequency: Very rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Sweden, Denmark, Central Europe, Romania, Ukraine, Russia (Europe)
 male  female

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Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

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

Mikhailov K G (2013) The spiders (Arachnida: Aranei) of Russia and adjacent countries: a non-annotated checklist. Arthropoda Selecta, Supplement 3: 1-262 pdf

Wolf A (unpubl.)

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

25-09-2018 Distribution update Old value
02-10-2017 Image insert