Dictynidae  O. P.-Cambridge, 1871 / Brigittea  Lehtinen, 1967   5 species

Brigittea civica  (Lucas, 1850)


Tibial apophysis ± as long as wide. Conductor sickle-shaped. Epigyne with distinctly marked anterior margin. Prosoma dark brown, with blackish margin. Sternum dark brown to black. Chelicerae dark brown to black. Legs light brown, distal segments sometimes with dark annulations. Femur darker. Opisthosoma yellowish grey, dorsally with large, brown spot in heart region, posteriorly with 2 longitudinal rows each consisting of 3 brown spots, laterally darker.

Body length male: 2.3-3.5 mm
Body length female: 2.3-3.5 mm
Additional information

Sometimes in colonies on walls of buildings and rocks

Frequency: Rarely found

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Europe, North Africa, Turkey, Iran. Introduced to North America
 male  female

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