Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassodes  Westring, 1851   43 species

Drassodes lacertosus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Chelicerae with one large tooth flanked by two small ones on promargin, and large distal boss with two proximal denticles on retromargin. Palp: femur widened proximally, much wider than patella. Small tibial apophysis cone-like. Filamentous part of embolus issues at upper part of tegulum.

Prosoma length: 2.7-5.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.8-3.9 mm.

Body length male: 4.6-5.2 mm

Chelicerae on promargin with large median tooth flanked by two small ones, and retromargin usually with two small denticles. Epigyne: nearly circular margins of broad median septum converge anteriorly into narrow neck-like portion. Spermathecae with round parts covered by small protuberances.

Prosoma length: 4.6-5.2 mm, prosoma width: 3.2-3.5 mm.

Body length female: 9.7-12.9 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece, Turkey, Israel, Syria
 male  female
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

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

Levy G (2004) Spiders of the genera Drassodes and Haplodrassus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 50: 1-37 pdf

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

Ponomarev A V, Tsvetkov A (2006) New and rare spiders of family Gnaphosidae (Aranei) from a southeast of Europe. Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 2: 5-13 pdf

Seyyar O, Ayyildiz N, Topçu A (2008a) Updated checklist of ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) of Turkey, with zoogeographical and faunistic remarks. Entomological News 119: 509-520 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

09-08-2016 Datasheet update Detail
24-09-2015 Distribution update Detail
16-10-2013 Distribution update Detail