Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   144 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 2020): Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia (Europe)
 male  female
Distribution List
Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Southern   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) |||

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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