Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Glyphesis  Simon, 1926   4 species

Glyphesis taoplesius  Wunderlich, 1969


Tibial apophysis with plumose bristles on a hump. Epigyne strongly protruding in lateral view. Prosoma dark grey, median spot, radial stripes and margin darker. Male: tapering frontally. Sternum brown-grey, labium brighter, gnathocoxa yellowish. Chelicerae dark yellow. Legs brown. Opisthosoma dark grey to grey-black.

Body length male: 1-1.3 mm
Body length female: 1-1.3 mm
Additional information

prefers humid conditions, in damp woodland and in moss of bogs

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Denmark, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Russia (Europe)
 male  female
Distribution List
Denmark   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Hungary   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) |||

Enekesová E, Sestáková A, Krumpálová Z (2011) A first record of Glyphesis taoplesius (Linyphiidae, Araneae) from Slovakia. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 42: 16-20 pdf

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

Loksa I (1981a) Die Bodenspinnen zweier Torfmoore im Oberen Theiss-Gebiet Ungarns. Opuscula Zoologica, Budapest 17-18: 91-106 pdf

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

Wunderlich J (1969) Zur Spinnenfauna Deutschlands, IX. Beschreibung seltener oder bisher unbekannter Arten (Arachnida: Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 50: 381-393 pdf

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