Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptoneta  Simon, 1872   32 species

Leptoneta convexa  Simon, 1872


Palp: tarsus with one apophysis bearing a strong spine, and with a median appendix tape-shaped.

Body length male: 3.5 mm

Palp: femur as long as tarsus, and as long as tibia and patella together, tarsal claw with 3 teeth. Prosoma, sternum and legs pale reddish brown. Eyes: well developed, anteriors surrounded with black, AME slightly larger than ALE, posterior eyes slightly smaller than AME, 2 diameters from ALE. Legs: all segments, except tarsus, with spines. Opisthosoma white.

Body length female: 3-4 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Distribution comment: Presence in Italy doubtful (P. Pantini, pers. comm.), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2021): France
Distribution List
France   (no references) |||

Dresco E (1990) Étude des Leptoneta. A propos de Leptoneta convexa Sim. (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 125: 99-103 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

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

11-09-2015 Image insert
09-04-2013 Distribution update Detail