Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   141 species

Harpactea hombergi  (Scopoli, 1763)


Prosoma orange-red. Prosoma 1.6-2 mm long. Legs strikingly coloured, light to dark. Femur I-II with 1-2 spines. Opisthosoma white. Male: conical, laterally flattened.

Body length male: 4.5-5.5 mm

Prosoma dark brown, 1.8-2 mm long. Chelicerae: promargin with 2 teeth, retromargin with 2 or 3 teeth. Legs pale yellowish, femur, base of tibia and base of anterior metatarsus brownish, femur I and II with one or 2 spines, femur III and IV with 4 spines, coxa IV and patella III spineless, tarsus IV with a distinct onychium. Opisthosoma cylindrical, very slender, pale greyish.

Body length female: 4-5 mm
Additional information

Mainly in forests, heathlands, dunes, meadows, marshes, vineyards, gardens, in houses, caves, under stones and tree bark, among moss and litter.

  No data
Distribution comment: Not on the Balearic Islands (Bosmans et al. 2017)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe
 male  female

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26-09-2018 Distribution update Old value
09-10-2017 Distribution update Old value