Family: Filistatidae Ausserer, 1867 | key
Genus: Pritha Lehtinen, 1967 | key
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    Pritha nana (Simon, 1868)      []
    Description male

    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

    Description female

    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.

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    Global distribution (World Spider Catalog 2017): Mediterranean


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