Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Micaria  Westring, 1851   34 species

Micaria ignea  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872


Male palp without tibial apophysis. Epigyne with anterior, transverse depression. Prosoma red-brown.

Body length male: 2-2.1 mm
Body length female: 2.2-5 mm

Frequency: Widely distributed

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Canary Is., Algeria, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Yemen, Israel, Syria, Iran, Central Asia
Distribution List
Algeria   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Cyprus   ( Bosmans et al., 2019c; ) ||| Egypt   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Tunisia   ( Bosmans, unpubl.; ) |||

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).   Mem Soc Entomol Ital 78: 443-476

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Bosmans R. (unpubl.) Provisional list of spiders of North Africa. Database excerpt Aug. 2019

Chatzaki M, Thaler K, Mylonas M (2002a) Ground spiders (Gnaphosidae; Araneae) of Crete (Greece). Taxonomy and distribution. I. Rev suisse Zool 109: 559-601

Chatzaki M, Van Keer J (2019) Ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae, Liocranidae, Prodidomidae) from the Greek islands Rodos, Symi and Karpathos, with the description of new species. Zootaxa 4646: 434-460 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

25-07-2019 Distribution update Detail
17-12-2013 Image insert
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