Filistatidae  Ausserer, 1867 / Pritha  Lehtinen, 1967   7 species

Pritha nana  (Simon, 1868)


Palp male: strikingly long. Body colour brown to dark brown, males lighter. eyes arranged closely to each other and together on elevation. Legs: femur without spines, tibia with some spines, but variable. Opisthosoma blackish, dorsally with white patch on anterior part.

Body length male: 2.5-4.4 mm

Female: no visible epigynal structures. Prosoma glossy, brown, with dark borderline, pattern more or less distinct. Legs without spines, uniformly light coloured, sometimes femur and tibia darker. Opisthosoma greyish, dorsally with lighter median longitudinal patch on anterior part, sometimes posteriorly with dark chevrons. Body with variable pubescence.

Body length female: 2.5-4.4 mm
Additional information

Under stones, on walls and buildings, builds irregular webs with tube, where the spider stays.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Mediterranean, India
 male  female
females: live several years, males: one-year.

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Pesarini C (unpubl.)

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16-03-2017 Image insert
25-06-2013 Distribution update Old value