Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassodes  Westring, 1851   41 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
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Spain, France, Italy, Turkey?
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) |||

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 pdf

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

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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Hervé C, Rollard C (2009) Drassodes species from the Parc national du Mercantour (French Alps), with the description of a new species (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Contributions to Natural History 12: 627-642 pdf

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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09-04-2013 Distribution update Detail