Dysderidae  C. L. Koch, 1837 / Dysdera  Latreille, 1804   160 species

Dysdera brignoliana  Gasparo, 2000


Bulb 1.3 mm long. Prosoma 4.1 mm long.

Body length male: 8.9 mm

Prosoma dark red-brown, covered with punctures. Prosoma 4.6 mm long. Eyes: PME smallest, anteriors 0.5 to 0.7 diameter apart. Chelicerae with 4 teeth. Legs: tibia III with 2 or 3 spines, tibia IV with 1 or 2 spines, metatarsus III with 1 or 2 spines, metatarsus IV with 3 to 5 spines.

Body length female: 11 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2018): Italy
Females in winter.

Gasparo F (2000) Descrizione di Dysdera brignoliana n. sp. delle Isole Ponziane (Italia centrale) (Araneae Dysderidae). Mem Soc entomol ital 78: 395-401

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Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mém Soc Linn Lyon 2: 1-522

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at

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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