Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Gnaphosa  Latreille, 1804   64 species

Gnaphosa badia  (L. Koch, 1866)


Embolus broad and robust. Epigyne with outwardly bent lateral margins. Prosoma red-brown to black-brown. Opisthosoma red-brown to black-brown.

Body length male: 5.5-6 mm
Body length female: 5.7-8.4 mm
Additional information

High alpine form of the Alps from 1600-2800 m, around 1200 m in the Böhmer forest

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Europe to Azerbaijan
 male  female

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21-10-2015 Distribution update Old value
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value