Dysdera erythrina (Walckenaer, 1802)

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Description of Dysdera erythrina

Physical Characteristics

Female 9 to 14 mm.
Abdomen beige-brown with an oily shine.
Carapace dark reddish brown. Basis segments of the chelicerae less than half as long as the carapace.
Legs and palps reddish brown.

Male 6 to 8 mm.
Markings and colours almost identical to the female.


In various habitats such as heathland, gardens, rocks and tree bark and in caves.


Common in the whole of Europe, but rare.


All year.