Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   147 species

Harpactea lepida  (C. L. Koch, 1838)


Palp: tarsus as long as tibia, bulb laterally with a strong, strip-shaped, black apophysis. Prosoma 2.5 mm long. Femur I-II with 2-6 spines. Opisthosoma female: posterior side of epigastric furrow with small chitinous plate.

Body length male: 5-7 mm

Prosoma dark brown, 2.5-2.7 mm long. Sternum brown, smooth. Legs: femur I and II with 2 to 6 spines.

Body length female: 5-7 mm
Additional information

Mainly in forests, deciduous, coniferous or mixed, also in raised bogs, debris slope, under stones, among litter.

Frequency: Frequent

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Europe
 male  female
Distribution List
Albania   (Deltshev et al., 2011b) ||| Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Hungary   (Samu & Szinetár, 1999) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| Moldova   (no references) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Switzerland   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||

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Deltshev C, Vrenozi B, Blagoev G, Lazarov S (2011b) Spiders of Albania – faunistic and zoogeographical review (Arachnida: Araneae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 63: 125-144 pdf

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Loksa I (1969) Pokok I-Araneae I. Fauna Hungariae 97: 1-133 pdf

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

Samu F, Szinetár C (1999) Bibliographic check list of the Hungarian spider fauna. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 161-184 pdf

Wiehle H (1953) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae), IX. Orthognatha-Cribellata-Haplogynae, Entelegynae (Pholcidae, Zodariidae, Oxyopidae, Mimetidae, Nesticidae). Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 42: 1-150 pdf

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

04-12-2013 Distribution update Detail