Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   180 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 2021): Central Asia, Iran? Introduced to Croatia
Distribution List
Croatia   (no references) |||

Deeleman-Reinhold C L, Deeleman P R (1988) Revision des Dysderinae (Araneae, Dysderidae), les espèces mediterranéennes occidentales exceptées. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 131: 141-269 pdf

Dunin P M (1982) New data on Dysdera concinna L. Koch (Aranei, Dysderidae). Zoologicheskiĭ Zhurnal 61: 605-607 pdf

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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