Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptoneta  Simon, 1872   32 species

Leptoneta abeillei  Simon, 1882


Femur I with strong knobs bearing spines.

Body length male: 4 mm

Eyes almost equal in size, posteriors more than 1.5 diameters from ALE. Legs very long, femur without spines, tibia with at least one lateral spine and one pair of apical spines, anterior metatarsus with one lateral spine, posterior metatarsus with 2 or 3 lateral spines.

Body length female: 2.5-4 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Distribution comment: Spain: not in Cardoso & Morano (2010) or Branco et al. (2019)
Global distribution (WSC 2021): France
Distribution List
France   (Le Peru, 2007) |||

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Cardoso P, Morano E (2010) The Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 2495: 1-52 pdf

Fage L (1913) Etudes sur les araignées cavernicoles. II Revision des Leptonetidae. Archives de Zoologie Expérimentale et Générale (5) 10: 479-576 pdf

Le Peru B (2007) Catalogue et répartition des araignées de France. Revue Arachnologique 16: 1-468

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

Simon E (1914) Les arachnides de France 6 (1). Paris (Roret): 1-308 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

18-06-2020 Distribution update Detail
09-07-2015 Image insert