Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   206 species

Harpactea alexandrae  Lazarov, 2006


Prosoma red-brown, 2.9 mm long. Legs: femur I with 4 spines, femur II with 4 or 5 spines, femur III and IV with numerous spines.

Body length male: 5.9-6.1 mm

Prosoma length: 2.8-3.4 mm, prosoma width: 2.2-2.8 mm.

Body length female: 6.2-10.5 mm
Additional information

In scree and dry stony areas covered with bushes. Altitude 270-510 m.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia (Caucasus)
 male  female
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.

Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Romania   (De Spiegelaere & Bosmans, 2009) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev et al., 2018b; Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Ukraine   (Kastrygina & Kovblyuk, 2013) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

De Spiegelaere W, Bosmans R (2009) Spider fauna in a grass dune remnant at the Black Sea coast (Romania), presenting seven new species for the Romanian fauna including the first description of the female Harpactea alexandrae Lazarov, 2006 (Dysderidae). Analele Științifice Ale Universității "Al. I. Cuza" Din Iași, Biologie animală 55: 7-16 pdf

Kastrygina Z A, Kovblyuk M M (2013) A review of the spider genus Thanatus C.L. Koch, 1837 in Crimea (Aranei: Philodromidae). Arthropoda Selecta 22: 239-254 pdf

Kovblyuk M M, Kastrygina Z A (2013) Two interesting species of the genus Harpactea from Crimea (Aranei: Dysderidae). Arthropoda Selecta 22: 233-238 pdf

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. pdf

Ponomarev A V, Shokhin I V, Terskov E N, Shmatko V Y (2018b) Preliminary data on the fauna of spiders (Aranei) of Taman Peninsula and Tuzla Island (Russia). Caucasian Entomological Bulletin 14: 121-129 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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