Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   211 species

Dysdera romana  Gasparo & Di Franco, 2008


Very similar to D. apenninica. Prosoma 2.6-3.4 mm long.

Body length male: 6.5 mm

Very similar to D. apenninica. Prosoma reddish-brown, with fine grains. Prosoma 2.6-3.6 mm long. Legs: femur IV with one to 3 spines, posterior tibia and metatarsus with several spines.

Body length female: 8.6 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy
 male  female
Females probably all the year, males in winter and spring.
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.

Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Fusco T, Fattorini S, Fortini L, Ruzzier E, Di Giulio A (2024) Ground spiders (Chelicerata, Araneae) of an urban green space: intensive sampling in a protected area of Rome (Italy) reveals a high diversity and new records to the Italian territory. Biodiversity Data Journal 12(e122896): 1-181 pdf

Gasparo F, Di Franco F (2008) Descrizione di Dysdera romana n. sp. del Lazio (Araneae, Dysderidae). Fragmenta Entomologica 40: 1-8 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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