Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Gnaphosa  Latreille, 1804   69 species

Gnaphosa artaensis  Wunderlich, 2011


Prosoma medium to dark brown, margin black, thoracic part with a pair of black spots. Prosoma length: 2.4-4.0 mm. Chelicerae and sternum dark brown. Promargin of chelicera with a large medial tooth. Legs mainly light brown, femora darkened. Opisthosoma grey-brown. dorsum with indistinct markings, scutum and three pairs of sigillae red-brown.

Body length male: 5.5-8.6 mm

Prosoma length: 2.6-4.0 mm.

Body length female: 6.5-10.0 mm
Additional information

Reduction of the spine number in the segments of the anterior legs, with the presence of two ventral spines on the basal half of metatarsals I and II in both sexes (Morano & González-Casarrubios 2021).

In dune area and in a holm oak meadow.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Portugal, Spain
 male  female
Distribution List
Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Lozano & Alameda-Martín, 2020) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Lozano J A, Alameda-Martín A (2020) Aportación al conocimiento de las arañas (Araneae) de la provincia de Cuenca (Castilla La Mancha, España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 36: 173-177 pdf

Morano E, González-Casarrubios A (2021) Presencia de Gnaphosa artaensis Wunderlich, 2011 (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) en la comunidad de Madrid (España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 39: 111-114 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (2011a) Extant and fossil spiders (Araneae). Heutige und fossile Spinnen. Beiträge zur Araneologie 6: 1-640 pdf

Wunderlich J (2015b) Descriptions of two Gnaphosidae (Araneae) from Portugal: Phaeocedus mikha Levy 2009 new to Europe, and Gnaphosa monteserra n. sp. Beiträge zur Araneologie 9: 446-449 pdf

Wunderlich J (2017) Descriptions, notes and synonyms of some mainly Mediterranean and Macaronesian spiders (Araneae) of various families. Beiträge zur Araneologie 10: 298-326, 354 pdf

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