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 2020): Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine
 male  female
Distribution List
Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Hungary   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Ukraine   ( no references ) |||

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

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

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

04-03-2016 Distribution update Detail