Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassodex  Murphy, 2007   10 species

Drassodex heeri  (Pavesi, 1873)


Embolus twisted, last embolic loop greater than half of width of bulbus. Prosoma light red-brown, eye region darker. Legs light red-brown, distal leg segments darker. Opisthosoma brown to light red-brown.

Body length male: 8.4-12.4 mm
Body length female: 10.3-15.6 mm
Additional information

From high alpine region to nival zone in the Alps

  No data
Distribution comment: restricted to the Central Alps (Hervé et al. 2009), therefore records from Spain, France, Hungary and Ukraine deleted
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Alps (Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria)
 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.

Austria   (Hervé et al., 2009) ||| Germany   (Hervé et al., 2009) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (Hervé et al., 2009) |||

Hervé C M, Roberts J, Murphy J A (2009) A taxonomic revision of the genus Drassodex Murphy, 2007 (Araneae: Gnaphosidae). Zootaxa 2171: 1-28 pdf

Murphy J (2007) Gnaphosid genera of the world. British Arachnological Society St Neots, Cambridgeshire, 605 pp. pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Wiehle H (1967) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der deutschen Spinnenfauna V. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-36 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

16-07-2020 Datasheet update Detail
25-05-2020 Distribution update Detail
25-05-2020 Datasheet update Detail