Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mecopisthes  Simon, 1926   15 species

Mecopisthes alter  Thaler, 1991

Tibial apophysis long, claw-shaped. Prosoma brown, with blackish pattern. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma blackish, with 2 pairs of sigilla. Body length male: 1.3 mm
Body length female: 1.5 mm
Additional information
only in South Tyrol (I) as yet, in two xerothermic habitats, dry meadow and bush forest
Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy
 male  female
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

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

Thaler K (1991a) Über wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen-VIII (Arachnida: Aranei, Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 98: 165-184 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (03.01.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf