Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Gnaphosa  Latreille, 1804   66 species

Gnaphosa nigerrima  L. Koch, 1877


Male palp reddish, base of distal apophysis bent. Epigyne with weakly pronounced scapus. Prosoma brown-black to black, labium reddish. Chelicerae reddish. Legs brown-black to black, with brighter spots.

Body length male: 6.1-7 mm
Body length female: 6.7-9.1 mm
Additional information

In bogs and swampy places

Frequency: Rarely found

  No data
Distribution comment: Norway: Løvbrekke H, personal communication 09.09.2015
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East)
 male  female

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

27-08-2019 Image insert
23-01-2018 Distribution update Old value
10-09-2015 Distribution update Old value