Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Poecilochroa  Westring, 1874   11 species

Poecilochroa poonaensis  (Tikader, 1982)


Prosoma light brown, eye field black. Legs light brown, tibia I metatarsus and tarsus I dark brown. Opisthosoma light grey-brown, dorsal scutum red-brown.

Body length male: 4.1 mm

Prosoma light brown-orange. Legs light brown-orange, patellae and distal segments I-II darker. Opisthosoma uniformly yellow-grey.

Body length female: 5.4 mm
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Portugal, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, India
 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.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Lissner & Chatzaki, 2016c) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Hernández-Corral & Barrientos, 2021a) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

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

Hernández-Corral J, Barrientos J A (2021a) Arañas (Araneae) de la ciudad de Elche y sus pedanías (Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, España). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 38: 36-51 pdf

Lissner J, Chatzaki M (2016c) First records of Poecilochroa taborensis Levy, 1999 (Araneae: Gnaphosidae) from Greece and Cyprus with notes on some closely related species. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 36: 16-21 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) 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 (2012b) Few rare and a new species of spiders (Araneae) from Portugal, with resurrection of the genus Chiracanthops Mello-Leitao 1942 (Clubionidae: Eutichurinae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 8: 183-191 pdf

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