Critically endangered spider found in ‘Haachts broek’

Last summer we discovered an endangered spider In the ‘Haachts broek’ in Haacht . The spider has been named Drassyllus praeficus. This spider belongs to the family of the hunting ground spiders. Most members of this family are benthic creatures and the run at a tremendous speed, you can often see them running between stones and clods of earth. Usually they hide during the day under all kinds of material and they hunt at night. To identify the spiders we work together with the people of ARABEL, the Belgian Society for Arachnology.