Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Erigone  Audouin, 1826   30 species

Erigone tenuimana  Simon, 1884


Resembles E. cristopalpus and E. tirolensis, but it is clearly smaller in the dimensions. Rudimentary posterior tooth of the embolic division, from cristatopalpus they can also be distinguished by their relatively smaller tibial pit, from tirolensis by the shape of the apophysis-like retrolateral border of the pit.

Prosoma length: 0.9 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length male: 2 mm

Resembles E. cristopalpus and E. tirolensis. Characteristic shape of the lateral and median plates of the vulva and lack of anteriolateral teeth on the chelicerae.

Prosoma length: 1.0 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe (Alps)

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

Muster C, Hänggi A (2009) The Erigone psychrophila group in the Alps (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Contrib nat Hist 12: 987-1005

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

28-09-2016 Datasheet update Old value