Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   165 species

Dysdera aculeata  Kroneberg, 1875


D. concinna is significantly larger than D. aculeata (carapace length 5.1-5.4 mm vs. 4.5-5.0 mm). The diameter of the front eyes is larger than their distance in D. concinna but comparable in D. aculeata. Both species also differ in leg spination: D. concinna has no spines on coxae and patellae I-IV; femur I with less antero-apical spines (2.1-2.1.0 vs. 3.2-3.2-3.1) and femur IV with more dorsal spines in basal position ( vs. 2.1.1). Male copulatory organs also differ.


Additional information

This species of Asian origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once and did establish.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Central Asia, Iran? Introduced to Croatia

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Dunin P M (1982) New data on Dysdera concinna L. Koch (Aranei, Dysderidae). Zool. Zh. 61(4): 605-607

Dunin P M (1992b) The spider family Dysderidae of the Caucasian fauna (Arachnida Aranei Haplogynae). Arthropoda Selecta 1(3): 35-76

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

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

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