Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Haplodrassus  Chamberlin, 1922   43 species

Haplodrassus creticus  (Roewer, 1928)

Description
Male

Yellow-brown. Prosoma brown in cephalic part, widening and yellowish in thoracic part. Fovea small, dark. Sternum oval, labium and maxillae longer than wide. Chelicerae brown, with 2 posterior and 1 anterior teeth. Opisthosoma greyish yellow with a light pattern. Palp: tibial apophysis short, truncate. Tegular apophysis characteristic, embolus long, dorsally broadened and truncate. Prosoma length: 1.5-2.0 mm, prosoma width: 1.1-2.0 mm.

Body length male: 3.5-4.8 mm
Female

Yellow-brown. Prosoma brown in cephalic part, widening and yellowish in thoracic part. Fovea small, dark. Sternum oval, labium and maxillae longer than wide. Chelicerae brown, with 2 posterior and 1 anterior teeth. Opisthosoma greyish yellow with a light pattern. Epigyne: anterior margin wider than areola. Lateral margins hiding the genital orifices, with almost parallel sclerotizations. Introductory pouches often covered by a mating plug. Prosoma length: 1.8-2.2 mm, prosoma width: 1.5-1.9 mm.

Body length female: 4.3-6.5 mm
Additional information

No specific habitat preference.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (Crete)
Figures
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (no references) |||
References

Bosmans R, Kherbouche-Abrous O, Benhalima S, Hervé C (2018) The genus Haplodrassus Chamberlin, 1922 in the Mediterranean and the Maghreb in particular (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) Zootaxa 4451: 1-67 pdf

Chatzaki M, Thaler K, Mylonas M (2002a) Ground spiders (Gnaphosidae; Araneae) of Crete (Greece). Taxonomy and distribution. I. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 109: 559-601 pdf

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

Updates
23-01-2020 Distribution update Detail
10-08-2018 Image insert
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail