Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Gnaphosa  Latreille, 1804   69 species

Gnaphosa occidentalis  Simon, 1878

Description
Male

Very similar to G. lugubris, but palpal tibial apophysis with bifid tip.

Body length male: 9-11 mm
Female

Very similar to G. lugubris, but epigyne broader relative to the central tongue. Prosoma length: 5.0 mm, prosoma width: 3.5 mm.

Body length female: 10-12.8 mm
Additional information

Under stones and detritus in dry habitats.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Western Europe
Figures
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| United Kingdom   (no references) |||
References

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

Breitling R (2020) South European spiders from the Duffey collection in the Manchester Museum (Arachnida: Araneae). Arachnology 18: 333-362 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Lecigne S (2018a) Gnaphosa ogeri n.sp., a new species from France (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 33: 45-58 pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1951) British spiders. Vol. I. Ray Society, London, 310 pp. pdf

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders, Volume III. Ray Society, London, 315 pp. pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
03-05-2020 Image insert
19-09-2018 Image insert
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail