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
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece, Turkey, Israel, Syria
 male  female
Distribution List
Cyprus   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) |||

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09-08-2016 Datasheet update Detail
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