Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Linyphia  Latreille, 1804   8 species

Linyphia alpicola  van Helsdingen, 1969


Prosoma light brown, with hardly darkened eye region. Sternum dark brown. Legs orange-brown, unicoloured. Opisthosoma with strongly serrated, always clearly visible margins of folium.

Body length male: 3.5-7 mm
Body length female: 3.5-7 mm
Additional information

only in the Alps, above 1000 m, on low plants and bushes

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Alps (France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria)
 male  female

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

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

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2