Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   144 species

Harpactea petrovi  Lazarov & Dimitrov, 2018


Prosoma 2.63 long, 2.1 wide; sternum 1.5 long, 1.13 wide; opisthosoma 3.0 long.

Prosoma red-brown, sternum red-orange, opisthosoma whitish. Anterior eyes larger than posterior ones. Distance between AE less than their diameter. Labium length two times of its width, with hairy, whitish upper part. Sternum with hairs on periphery. Chelicerae light brown, promargin medially with two teeth of equal size, retromargin also with two teeth of equal size (smaller than those of promargin), proximal tooth on retromargin situated between teeth on promargin. Legs red-orange.

Pedipalp: Tibia as long as cymbium. All segments setose. Bulbus pear-shaped. Embolus widened at its base, gradually tapering, slightly curved with hook-shaped tip and a setose area ventrally. A thin pointed process arises medially on its retrolateral side, almost parallel to embolus. Conductor lamellar, twisted apically.

Body length male: 7.13 mm
Additional information

Western Rhodope Mountains

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Bulgaria
Distribution List
Bulgaria   ( no references ) |||

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

Lazarov S, Dimitrov D (2018) Description of Harpactea petrovi sp. n. (Araneae: Dysderidae) from Bulgaria. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 70: 293-296 pdf

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

22-08-2019 Datasheet update Detail
26-09-2018 Image insert
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