Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Protoleptoneta  Deltshev, 1972   4 species

Protoleptoneta baccettii  (Brignoli, 1979)


Palp: without strong spines on tubercles. Prosoma with a longitudinal brown streak, 0.84 mm long. Eyes absent.

Body length male: 1.9 mm

Prosoma orange-yellow, 0.95 mm long. Eyes absent. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma whitish.

Body length female: 2.1 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Italy
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Brignoli P M (1979h) Ragni d'Italia XXXI. Specie cavernicole nuove o interessanti (Araneae). Quaderni del Museo di Speleologia "V. Rivera" 5(10): 1-48 pdf

Gasparo F (2005c) Descrizione del maschio e nuova attribuzione generica di Leptoneta baccettii (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Bollettino della Società Entomologica Italiana 137: 159-166 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 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

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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