Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   141 species

Harpactea terveli  Lazarov, 2009


Close to H. strandjica. Bulb yellow, embolus black, rounded apically, differs from H. strandjica by the embolus not bifurcated, and the conductor without tuberculum on the middle part. Prosoma and chelicerae reddish brown. Prosoma 2.9 mm long. Sternum and legs red-orange. Legs: femur with spines, posterior patella with one dorsal spine, posterior tibia and metatarsus with 2 or 3 whorls of spines. Opisthosoma whitish.

Body length male: 6.1 mm


Additional information

In scree and sandy areas with bushes.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Bulgaria, Turkey

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Dimitrov D (2018b) A contribution to the study of Turkish Dysderidae with description of a new Dysdera (Araneae, Dysderidae). Arachnology 17: 457-462 pdf

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

Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Kaya R S (2010) A new species of Harpactea (Araneae, Dysderidae) from Aegean region of Turkey. ZooKeys 59: 39-45 pdf

Lazarov S (2009a) A new spider species from Bulgaria, Harpactea terveli sp. n. (Araneae, Dysderidae). Int J Acad Res 1: 96-98

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Özkütük R S, Yağmur E A, Kunt K B, Karakaş Kiliç G, Elverici M (2018) Türkiye'den bilinen iki Harpactea Bristowe, 1939 (Araneae, Dysderidae) türünün yeniden betimlenmesi [Redescription of two species of Harpactea Bristowe, 1939 (Araneae, Dysderidae) known from Turkey]. Anadolu University Journal of Science and Technology C 7: 20-30 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

09-10-2018 Image insert
07-10-2018 Distribution update Old value