Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mughiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1999   28 species

Mughiphantes pulcher  (Kulczyński, 1881)


Male palp with rhombic lamella, distally with 2 convergent denticles. Paracymbium simple, outer margin with robust tooth, terminal branch with small lateral lobe. Epigyne with laterally rounded scapus, 1.3 times wider median than at base. Prosoma yellow-brown, darkened medially and laterally. Legs yellow-brown, light. Opisthosoma whitish with black pattern.

Body length male: 2.2-3.5 mm
Body length female: 2.2-3.5 mm
Additional information

above 1000 m

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France to Poland, Italy, Bulgaria
 male  female
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( Blagoev et al., 2018; ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Liechtenstein   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) |||

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Deltshev C D (1983c) A contribution to the taxonomical and faunistic study of genus Lepthyphantes Menge (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from Pirin Mountains. Acta zool bulg 23: 25-32

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

Miller F, Polenec A (1975a) Centrophantes gen. n. und  zwei neue Lepthyphantes Arten aus Slovenien (Chelicerata: Aranea) Vestnik Ceskoslov Spolecnosti Zool 2: 126-134

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

Thaler K (1983c) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Nordtirol (Österreich) und Nachbarländern: Deckennetzspinnen, Linyphiidae (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröff Mus Ferdinandeum Innsbr 63: 135-167

Thaler K, Plachter H (1983) Spinnen aus Höhlen der Fränkischen Alb, Deutschland (Arachnida: Araneae: Erigonidae, Linyphiidae). Senck Biol 63: 249-263

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 (1985a) Lepthyphantes pulcheroides n. sp. aus Nord-Italien (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenberg biol 65: 321-323

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