Gnaphosidae  Pocock, 1898 / Drassodes  Westring, 1851   37 species

Drassodes cupreus  (Blackwall, 1834)

Description

Prosoma light to yellow-brown, eye region darker. Chelicerae darker than overall colour, with 3 denticles. Opisthosoma light to yellow-brown.

Body length male: 8-19 mm
Body length female: 9-15 mm
Additional information

Distribution ranges from very dry to swampy areas, from lowland up to nival region, on beaches and dunes, in meadows, screes, heathland, open forests and in buildings, under stones, in moss and leaf litter during the day

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2017): Palearctic
Phenology
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References

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Roberts M J (1995) Spiders of Britain and Northern Europe. Collins Field Guide Bath

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Updates
05-09-2017 Image insert
04-03-2016 Distribution update Old value
02-02-2016 Image insert
09-10-2015 Distribution update Old value