Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Kaestneria  Wiehle, 1956   3 species

Kaestneria torrentum  (Kulczyński, 1882)


Embolus short. Epigyne with a transverse oval groove. Prosoma yellowish-brown, margin darkened. Sternum dirty yellow. Chelicerae with small denticles variable in number on cheliceral furrow margin. Legs yellow-brown. Metatarsus mostly blackish. Opisthosoma dark grey, rarely with lighter chevrons dorsally.

Body length male: 2-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2-2.5 mm
Additional information

Under stones trickled by water, in very damp canyons up to 1200 m, Carpathians

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine
 male  female
Distribution List
Czechia   (no references) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Slovakia   (no references) ||| Ukraine   (Hirna et al., 2016) |||

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

Hirna A, Gnelitsa V, Zhukovets E (2016) A checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of the Chornohora Mountain massif (Ukrainian Carpathians). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 16-38 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

30-07-2020 Distribution update Detail
04-03-2016 Distribution update Detail