Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Poecilochroa  Westring, 1874   12 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.


Female unknown.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Malta

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value