Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassyllus  Chamberlin, 1922   17 species

Drassyllus crimeaensis  Kovblyuk, 2003


Palp brown. Tibial apophysis and conductor are characteristic. Epigyne characteristic. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs dark brown, yellow to copper-coloured except for tarsus and metatarsus. Opisthosoma grey, with brown scutum.

Body length male: 4.7-6.9 mm
Body length female: 4.8-7.2 mm
Additional information

In steppe grass; under stones in Phrygana (Chios)

Frequency: Not frequent

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): North Macedonia, Greece, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia (Europe, Caucasus), Azerbaijan, Iran?
 male  female
Distribution List
Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova et al., 2021) |||

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Demircan N, Topçu A (2016) First records for spider fauna of the European part of Turkey (Araneae). Serket 15: 85-91 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Kovblyuk M M (2003b) The spider genus Drassyllus Chamberlin, 1922 in the Crimean fauna, with description of a new species (Aranei: Gnaphosidae). Arthropoda Selecta 12: 23-28 pdf

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Polchaninova N, Gnelitsa V, Terekhova V, Iosypchuk A (2021) New and rare spider species (Arachnida, Araneae) from Ukraine. Zoodiversity 55: 95-112 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 (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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