Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassodes  Westring, 1851   41 species

Drassodes albicans  (Simon, 1878)


Tibial apophysis robust, straight and narrowing. Embolus robust, straight and spine-like. Epigyne with lateral depressions in anterior half, not reaching epigastric furrow. Vulva with almost straight spermatheca. Prosoma brown. Chelicerae with closely arranged posterior teeth. Metatarsus I-II and tarsus I-II ventrally with scopula. Opisthosoma brown.

Body length male: 5.5-13.5 mm
Body length female: 10.0-13.5 mm
Additional information

above 1200 m, very frequent above 1650 m

Frequency: Locally frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Mediterranean
 male  female
with maximum activity in late summer
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Chatzaki et al., 2002b) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Chatzaki M, Thaler K, Mylonas M (2002b) Ground spiders (Gnaphosidae, Araneae) of Crete and adjacent areas of Greece. Taxonomy and distribution. II. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 109: 603-633 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Simon E (1914) Les arachnides de France 6 (1). Paris (Roret): 1-308 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

07-05-2020 Distribution update Detail