Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Micrargus  Dahl, 1886   10 species

Micrargus alpinus  Relys & Weiss, 1997


Embolus with angled tooth on base, surrounding border weakly developed. Epigyne with clearly visible hump in lateral view. Prosoma dark. Legs brighter than prosoma. Opisthosoma grey to black.

Body length male: 2.3 mm
Body length female: 2.5 mm
Additional information

In dwarf shrub heath of subalpine level, 1400-1600 m

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Alps (Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria)
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2018; Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). pdf

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

Relys V, Weiss I (1997) Micrargus alpinus sp. n., eine weitere Art der M. herbigradus-Gruppe aus Österreich (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 104: 491-501 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

01-05-2020 Distribution update Detail
01-05-2020 Distribution insert Detail