Harpactea is a genus of spiders in the family Dysderidae. Harpactea spiders have been sighted 5 times by contributing members. Based on collected data, the geographic range for Harpactea includes 3 countries and 0 states in the United States. Harpactea is most often sighted indoors, and during the month of April.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Suborder: Araneomorphae
  • Family: Dysderidae
  • Genus: Harpactea


Bristowe, 1939

Sightings Overview

There have been 5 confirmed sightings of Harpactea, with the most recent sighting submitted on June 2, 2019 by Spider ID member pilgrim111. The detailed statistics below may not utilize the complete dataset of 5 sightings because of certain Harpactea sightings reporting incomplete data.

  • Web: 0% of the time, Harpactea spiders are sighted in a spider web (Sample size: 5)
  • Sex: 0 female and 1 male.
  • Environment: Harpactea has been sighted 1 times outdoors, and 4 times indoors.
  • Outdoors: Under rock or debris (1).

Location and Range

Harpactea has been sighted in the following countries: Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom.


Harpactea has been primarily sighted during the month of April.

  • January:
  • February:
  • March: 1
  • April: 2
  • May: 1
  • June: 1
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Harpactea Species

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