Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Micaria  Westring, 1851   34 species

Micaria constricta  Emerton, 1894


Embolus narrow. Retrolateral tibial apophysis slender, shifted dorsally.

Body length male: 3.6 mm

Anterior epigynal margin broken. Prosoma dark brown, margin black, thoracic part with 3 pairs of radiating stripes and V-shaped marking. Legs blackish brown, proximal half of femora lighter. Opisthosoma black.

Body length female: 3.6-4.5 mm
  No data
Distribution comment: Svalbard
Global distribution (WSC 2024): North America, Svalbard, Russia (Northern Europe to Middle Siberia)
 male  female
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.

Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Svalbard   (Holm, 1958b) |||

Holm Å (1958b) The spiders of the Isfjord region of Spitsbergen. Zoologiska Bidrag från Uppsala 33: 29-67 pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

Marusik Y M, Koponen S, Makarova O L (2016a) A survey of spiders (Araneae) collected on the arctic island of Dolgiy (69°12′N), Barents Sea. Arachnology 17: 10-24 pdf

Platnick N I, Shadab M U (1988) A revision of the American spiders of the genus Micaria (Araneae, Gnaphosidae). American Museum Novitates 2916: 1-64 pdf

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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