Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Troglohyphantes  Joseph, 1881   126 species

Troglohyphantes subalpinus  Thaler, 1967


Femur I-III with 1 dorsal bristle. Colouration as in females.

Body length male: 2.6 mm

Prosoma, chelicerae and legs yellow brownish, eyes black-rimmed. Gnathocoxae and sterum blackish. Opisthosoma grey, with 2 light lateral longitudinal stripes fusing dorsally and encircling a trapezoid spot. Legs: femur I-III with 1 dorsal bristle.

Body length female: 3.0 mm
Additional information

in caves and scree slopes.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia

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Isaia M, Mammola S, Mazzuca P, Arnedo M A, Pantini P (2017) Advances in the systematics of the spider genus Troglohyphantes (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Systematics and Biodiversity 15: 307-326 pdf

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

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Thaler K (1967) Zum Vorkommen von Troglohyphantes-Arten in Tirol und dem Trentino (Arachn., Araneae, Linyphiidae). Ber naturw-med Ver Innsbruck 55: 155-173

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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