Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Bathyphantes  Menge, 1866   13 species

Bathyphantes reprobus  (Kulczyński, 1916)


Prosoma brown, median with vague, triangular spot, 3 rows of longer hairs between this spot and eye field. Prosomal margin weakly darkened. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae dark brown. Femur brown like prosoma, remaining leg segments yellow-brown. Metatarsus and tibia proximally with narrow, bright ring. Opisthosoma black-grey with dark median band, laterally in anterior half with 2 small diffuse spots, medially and posteriorly with 3 larger spots.

Body length male: 3-4 mm
Body length female: 3-4 mm
Additional information

holarctically distributed

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): North America, Northern Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East)
Distribution List
Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) |||

Holm Å (1945) Zur Kenntnis der Spinnenfauna des Torneträskgebietes. Arkiv för Zoologi 36(A15): 1-80 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

22-05-2018 Image insert