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

Harpactea popovi  Dimitrov, Deltshev & Lazarov, 2019


Prosoma length 2.78, width 2.03; sternum length 1.65, width 1.13; chelicerae length 1.13, width 0.53; opisthosoma length 3.23.

Colouration: Prosoma and chelicerae red-brown. Sternum red-brown, a little lighter than prosoma. Opisthosoma grey to light grey. Legs of the same colour as sternum. Chelicerae of the same colour as prosoma.

Eyes: AE separated by 1½ of their diameter. PME closer to each other, almost touching.

Chelicerae: The whole dorsal surface covered with small black seta-bearing tubercles. Anterior margin with 2 teeth, retromargin with 2 teeth. Proximal tooth on retromargin opposite the space between the teeth on promargin.

Palp: Bulb long and narrow, of irregular shape. Its apical part ends with an extension bearing the embolus and conductor. Conductor with rectangular shape. Embolus bent in a right angle at the middle.

Body length male: 6.00 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Bulgaria
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Dimitrov D, Deltshev C, Lazarov S (2019) Description of Harpactea popovi sp. n. from Bulgaria with further taxonomic notes on related species (Araneae, Dysderidae). Zootaxa 4568: 593-600 pdf

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

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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