Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Centromerus  Dahl, 1886   65 species

Centromerus subalpinus  Lessert, 1907


Male palp with long, narrow basal apophysis. Paracymbium on median part with transversely truncated process. Epigyne dark red-brown, on posterior margin with dark brown bulges on each side of scapus. Prosoma brown to dark red-brown, margin mostly darkened. Sternum brown, tinged with black, with dark margin. Chelicerae dark brown. Legs dark brown. Opisthosoma grey-brown to almost black, with robust bristles dorsally in anterior part.

Body length male: 2-3 mm
Body length female: 2-3 mm
Additional information

In moss and grass, mostly above timberline in mountains

Frequency: Not rare

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Not in Sardinia (Bosmans & Gasparo 2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Alps (France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovenia)

Bosmans R, Gasparo F (2015) A new cave-dwelling Centromerus from Sardinia (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Fragmenta Entomologica 46: 113-116 pdf

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

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 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

Pantini P, Sassu A, Serra G (2013) Catalogue of the spiders (Arachnida Araneae) of Sardinia. Biodiversity Journal 4: 3-104 pdf

Wiehle H (1956) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, X. 28: Familie Linyphiidae-Baldachinspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 44: 1-337

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

05-02-2019 Datasheet update Old value
25-06-2013 Distribution update Old value