Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Stalagtia  Kratochvil, 1970   7 species

Stalagtia thaleriana  Chatzaki & Arnedo, 2006


Bulbus of male palp very simple. Embolus long, slender, ending in a curved tip. Conductor reduced to small tooth-like apophysis at the base of embolus. Prosoma and legs orange to light brown. Prosoma 1.9-2.4 mm long.


Vulva with small keel-like distal projection in the spermatheca. Colouration as in males. Prosoma 2.1-2.7 mm long. Eyes very close to each other, AME less than 0.5 diameter apart. Chelicerae: promargin with 2 teeth, retromargin with 2 teeth. Legs: coxa IV with one dorsal spine, other coxae spineless, patella III with one or 2 dorsal spines, other patellae spineless, anterior femur with one prolateral spine, posterior femur, tibia and metatarsus with several spines, other segments spineless.

Additional information

Habitat: coastal phrygana, in Pinus, Cupressus and Quercus forests of Crete. Altitude up to 1950 m.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece (Crete), Turkey
 male  female
All year round except for the dry summer months.
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( Danışman et al., 2019; ) |||

Chatzaki M, Arnedo M A (2006) Taxonomic revision of the epigean representatives of the spider subfamily Harpacteinae (Araneae: Dysderidae) on the island of Crete. Zootaxa 1169: 1-32

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2