Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptoneta  Simon, 1872   32 species

Leptoneta convexa  Simon, 1872

Description
Male

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

Body length male: 3.5 mm
Female

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)

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Distribution comment: Presence in Italy doubtful (P. Pantini, pers. comm.), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2019): France
Figures
References

Dresco E (1990) Étude des Leptoneta. A propos de Leptoneta convexa Sim. (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Bull Soc Hist Nat Toulouse 125: 99-103

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

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

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

Updates
11-09-2015 Image insert
09-04-2013 Distribution update Old value