Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassodes  Westring, 1851   43 species

Drassodes difficilis  (Simon, 1878)


Legs and pedipalp greyish with conspicuous striped pattern mainly formed by lines of hairs contrasting to hairless parts; femur I with one, femur II with two prolateral spines; femora I and II with two dorsal spines; tibiae and metatarsi I and II with one ventral spine, without pro- nor retrolateral spines; tibiae III and IV with stout prolateral, retrolateral, dorsal and ventral spines; all tarsi scopulated over their total length.

Body length female: 7.80-9.55 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, France, Italy, Turkey?
 male  female

Alderweireldt M, De Boever C (2016) Description of the unknown female of Drassodes difficilis (Simon, 1878) from Spain with illustrations of the male and some zoogeographical notes (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 29: 34-36

Barrientos J A, Moya J, García-Sarrión R, Uribarri I, Melic A, Prieto C E, Moraza M L & Zaragoza J A (2017) Arácnidos del Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata-Níjar (Almería, España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 30: 107-138 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at

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

Hervé C, Rollard C (2009) Drassodes species from the Parc national du Mercantour (French Alps), with the description of a new species (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Contrib nat Hist 12: 627-642

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

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

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09-04-2013 Distribution update Old value