Gnaphosidae  Banks, 1892 / Micaria  Westring, 1851   34 species

Micaria cyrnea  Brignoli, 1983


Prosoma oval in dorsal view, relatively wide, flat. Palp: Inner branch of tibial apophysis ca 3x longer than outer branch, large retrolateral apophysis, bulb compact and bulging, without median apophysis, embolus simple pointed extension prolaterally on the bulb. Prosoma length: 1.0-1.1 mm, prosoma width: 0.7-0.9 mm.

Body length male: 1.8-2.6 mm

Prosoma oval in dorsal view, relatively wide, flat. Epigyne: deep fossa, posterior margin strongly chitinised, spermathecae elongate oval, paramedian ducts curved anteriorly to lateral corners of fossa. Hind edge of epigynal groove straight. Prosoma length: 1.1 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length female: 2.2 mm
Additional information

In a field in relict oakwood (Chios). Ant eating, lives on tree bark.

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): France (Corsica), Italy, Greece
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.

France / Corsica   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Italy / Sardinia   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Blick T (2000) Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Micaria in the West-palaearctic region, with description of the new genus Arboricaria and three new species (Araneae Gnaphosidae). Memorie della Società Entomologica Italiana 78: 443-476 pdf

Hansen H (1992) Über die Arachniden-Fauna von urbanen Lebensräumen in Venedig - II.  Die Rinde-bewohnenden Arten des Stammbereiches von Platanus hybrida (Arachnida: Scorpiones, Pseudoscorpiones, Araneae). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Venezia 41: 91-108 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

Pantini P, Sassu A, Serra G (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida Araneae) of Sardinia. Biodiversity Journal 4: 3-104 pdf

Russell-Smith A, Allison R, Askins M, Blumsom W, Snazell R, Spilling C (2011) A provisional checklist and gazetteer of the spiders of Chios, Greece (Arachnida: Araneae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 15: 133-167 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail
25-06-2013 Distribution update Detail