Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Callilepis  Westring, 1874   4 species

Callilepis nocturna  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Description

Epigyne with continuous anterior margin. Prosoma red-brown or dark brown to black-brown. Opisthosoma grey-brown with 5 bright spots.

Body length male: 2.8-4.7 mm
Body length female: 3.8-5.9 mm
Additional information

In dry and sunny, often vegetation free localities, up to 2200 m in the mountains. Specialized ant predator, they jump on prey and paralyze it by a bite in the base of the antenna, active during the day with maximum of activity a.m., walking behaviour similar to ants. Sac-like retreats under stones, wood etc.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan, China, Japan
Phenology
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References

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Updates
08-03-2016 Image insert
30-09-2015 Distribution update Old value
28-04-2014 Distribution update Old value
10-12-2013 Distribution update Old value