Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Haplodrassus  Chamberlin, 1922   44 species

Haplodrassus rufipes  (Lucas, 1846)


Colour as in females, a bit darker. Chelicerae with one large and wide tooth on the promargin and two teeth on the retromargin.

Prosoma length: 3.5 mm.


Resembles Haplodrassus signifier. Prosoma longer than patella and tibia of leg IV together, yellow-brown, with blue shine and yellow-grey hairs. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on pro- and 2 on retromargin. Sternum brown-yellow. Opisthosoma grey-brown with yellow-white hairs, posteriorly widened. Legs brown-yellow, metatarsus and tarsus III and IV reddish brown.

Prosoma length: 3.5 mm.

Body length female: 12.5 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy
Distribution List
Algeria   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( no references ) ||| Italy / Sicily   ( no references ) ||| Libya   ( no references ) ||| Malta   ( no references ) ||| Morocco   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   ( no references ) ||| Tunisia   ( no references ) |||

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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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