Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Agyneta  Hull, 1911   43 species

Agyneta ressli  (Wunderlich, 1973)


Male palp with almost parallel sided lamella characteristica. Vulva with globular receptacula seminis. Prosoma yellowish brown to dark brown, margin blackish. Sternum dark brown, with darker margin. Chelicerae yellow-brown. Legs yellow-brown, weakly tinged with black. Opisthosoma grey, ventrally distinctly darker than dorsally.

Body length male: 1.79-1.86 mm
Body length female: 1.79-1.86 mm
Additional information

High alpine species

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Records from the Caucasus are based on misidentifications (see M. mesasiatica)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greece
 male  female
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Liechtenstein   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) |||

Buchholz S (2013) Spider records from East Macedonia and Thrace (NE Greece). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 45: 45-53

Helsdingen P J van (1982b) Quelques remarques sur les Linyphiidae mentionnés par Di Caporiacco. Revue Arachnologique 3: 155-180

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Komnenov M (2017) New data on spider fauna (Araneae) of Shar Mountain, north-western Macedonia. Proceedings of the 5th Congress of the Ecologists of Macedonia, with international participation (Ohrid, 19th-22nd October 2016). Special issues of the Macedonian Ecological Society 13: 44-61 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Tanasevitch A V (2000a) On some Palaearctic species of the spider genus Agyneta Hull 1911, with description of four new species (Aranei: Linyphiidae). Arthropoda Selecta 8: 201-213 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1973b) Zur Spinnenfauna Deutschlands, XV. Weitere seltene und bisher unbekannte Arten sowie Anmerkungen zur Taxonomie und Synonymie (Arachnida: Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 54: 405-428

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