Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Harpactea  Bristowe, 1939   138 species

Harpactea dufouri  (Thorell, 1873)


Prosoma 1.6 mm long.

Body length male: 4-5.5 mm

Prosoma dark brownish, 1.6-2.2 mm long. Sternum reddish brown. Legs: femur I with one spine, femur II with 2 spines, femur III with 4 to 7 spines in 2 rows, femur IV with 2 to 4 spines.

Body length female: 4-5.75 mm
Additional information

In deciduous forests, in litter.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Spain
 male  female

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Bosselaers J, Van Keer J (2016) A redescription of Harpactea dufouri (Thorell, 1873) (Araneae, Dysderidae), its occurrence outside the Balearic Islands, and some notes on the corticalis group of the genus. European Journal of Taxonomy 222: 1-13

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World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog. Natural History Museum Bern, online at, version 19.0, accessed on 14.01.2018. doi: 10.24436/2

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