Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassodes  Westring, 1851   42 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 2020): Mediterranean
 male  female
with maximum activity in late summer
Distribution List
France   ( no references ) ||| France / Corsica   ( no references ) ||| Georgia   ( Otto, 2020; ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) |||

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

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

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. 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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2