Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Leptodrassus  Simon, 1878   6 species

Leptodrassus albidus  Simon, 1914

Description
Male

Prosoma without black marginal line. Palp: tibial apophysis with a broad base, a round ventral and a dorsal blade-like process. Bulbus complicated, apically armed with closely grouped laminae and often pointed, nearly indistinguishable sclerites. Tegulum with a pointed retrolateral  and a complex ventral apophysis. Embolus filiform, its base rising from proximal end of tegulum, running along its prolateral side, mostly hidden by a membrane.

Body length male: 3.7 mm
Female

Prosoma without black marginal line. Epigyne: median cavity covered by a long hood, with a setose base connected to the lateral margins, and with a sclerotized free part that covers almost three quarters of the cavity. Introductory orifices opening in the posterior half of the cavity, covered by the hood. Introductory ducts curved, spermathecae globular.

Additional information

Occurs close to the coast and in degraded phrygana and abandoned cultivations.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Albania: Vrenozi (pers. comm.)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Azores, Canary Is., Spain to Greece, Turkey, Israel
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Distribution List
Albania   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Barrientos & Febrer, 2020) |||
References

Barrientos J A, Febrer J B (2020) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de Menorca (Islas Baleares, España). 3: nuevos datos. Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 36: 69-78 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 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

Di Franco F, Pantini P (2000) Gnaphosidae dell'Isola di Capraia (Arcipelago Toscano) (Araneae). Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 78: 477-484 pdf

García J, Suárez D (2019) A spider survey in a protected area of La Palma (Canary Islands, Spain) reveals five new records for the island. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 69-76 pdf

Iorio E (2017) Inventaire des araignées et opilions de la Réserve Naturelle Régionale de la Pointe Saint-Gildas à Préfailles (Loire-Atlantique) (Arachnida). Invertébrés Armoricains 17: 45-61 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 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). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Pfliegler W A, Schönhofer A, Niedbała W, Vella P, Sciberras A, Vella A (2017) New records of mites (Acari) and harvestmen (Opiliones) from Malta with a preliminary checklist of Maltese Arachnida. Soil Organisms 89: 85-110 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
05-07-2020 Distribution insert Detail
22-03-2019 Image insert
02-01-2018 Image insert
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail
13-05-2014 Distribution update Detail