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 2022): 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) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

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

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Miller F, Polenec A (1975a) Centrophantes gen. n. und  zwei neue Lepthyphantes Arten aus Slovenien (Chelicerata: Aranea) Věstník Československé Zoologické Společnosti v Praze 39: 126-134 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

Thaler K (1983c) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Nordtirol (Österreich) und Nachbarländern: Deckennetzspinnen, Linyphiidae (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröffentlichungen des Museum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck 63: 135-167 pdf

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1985a) Lepthyphantes pulcheroides n. sp. aus Nord-Italien (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 65: 321-323 pdf

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