Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Poecilochroa  Westring, 1874   11 species

Poecilochroa loricata  Kritscher, 1996


Prosoma uniformly light brown, few hairs. Thoracic groove short, longitudinal. Opisthosoma egg-shaped, dorsally grey or light grey with light brown scutum which is as long as half of the opisthosoma, ventrally yellowish. Palp with bifid tibial apophysis, the piece pointing to the bulb being twice as long as the piece which is touching the tarsus. Prosoma length: 2.8 mm, prosoma width: 1.6 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2023): Malta
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.

Malta   (Pfliegler et al., 2017) |||

Bauer T (2022) Remarks on the type material of Poecilochroa loricata Kritscher, 1996 (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Zootaxa 5169: 97-100 pdf

Kritscher E (1996) Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Spinnen-Fauna der Maltesischen Inseln (Chelicerata: Araneae). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie B 98: 117-156 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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

27-07-2022 Image insert
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail