Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Leptodrassus  Simon, 1878   6 species

Leptodrassus albidus  Simon, 1914


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

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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Azores, Canary Is., Spain to Greece, Turkey, Israel
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Albania   (Vrenozi, unpubl.; Blick, 2018) ||| Bulgaria   (Naumova et al., 2021) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Caria et al., 2021) ||| 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) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2024a) |||

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

Blick T (2018) A small collection of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from the River Vjosa, Albania – with an updated spider checklist of Albania. Acta ZooBot Austria 155: 213-232 pdf

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

Caria M, Pantini P, Alamanni F, Ancona C, Cillo D, Bazzato E (2021) New records and interesting data for the Sardinian spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae). Fragmenta Entomologica 53: 321-331 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

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at 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

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 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

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

Vrenozi B (unpubl.) .

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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