Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Haplodrassus  Chamberlin, 1922   43 species

Haplodrassus morosus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Resembles Haplodrassus signifer, but differs in palp morphology and dorsal pattern of opisthosoma. Opisthosoma long-oval, brownish yellow-grey, with lateral and dorsal short, black striae, black suffusions and several sharply angular chevrons posteriorly.


Prosoma pale yellow, anteriorly darker. Legs yellow, legs I and II darker. Opisthosoma long-oval, dull yellowish, dorsally with large dusky brown elongate wedge-shaped marking, followed by a series of indistinct, broad angular lines. Epigyne: rather large and circular opening with longitudinal septum whose margins are strongly angular. Posteriorly with two round, boss-like, glossy prominences.

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece, Turkey, Israel
 male  female
Distribution List
Greece   (no references) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

Levy G (2004) Spiders of the genera Drassodes and Haplodrassus (Araneae, Gnaphosidae) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 50: 1-37 pdf

Seyyar O, Ayyildiz N, Topçu A (2008a) Updated checklist of ground spiders (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) of Turkey, with zoogeographical and faunistic remarks. Entomological News 119: 509-520 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

09-08-2016 Datasheet update Detail