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

Harpactea complicata  Deltshev, 2011


Prosoma with smooth surface, yellow to yellow brown. Chelicerae light brown. Retromargin with two teeth, promargin with two teeth. Palp: Long and slender embolus, broad lamellar part of conductor with a lanceolate projection, accessory apophysis with characteristic triangular shape. Prosoma length: 3.0 mm, prosoma width: 2.3 mm.


Description as in male. Epigyne: short and sclerotized spermatheca, globular at its upper part. Anterior arc with thin lateral edges. Transversal bar indistinguishable, posterior diverticulum small, oval-shaped. Prosoma length: 1.6 mm, prosoma width: 1.0 mm.

Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Serbia

Deltshev C, Curcic B P M (2011) A new spider species Harpactea complicata Deltshev sp. nov. from caves of Serbia (Araneae: Dysderidae). Zootaxa 2782: 34-38 pdf

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

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value