Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptoneta  Simon, 1872   32 species

Leptoneta crypticola  Simon, 1907


Similar to L. convexa, except the following character: Palp 1.1 mm long.


Similar to L. convexa, except the following characters: Palp: tarsal claw with one tooth. Eyes more or less surrounded with black, almost equal in size, posterior eyes slightly more than one diameter from ALE. Legs: femur without spines, tibia at the most with 2 lateral spines and one pair of apical spines, metatarsus with one lateral spine.

Body length female: 2.5 mm
Additional information

Outdoor, under large stones in forests, in caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018b)

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Distribution comment: Italy: Omitted by Pantini & Isaia (2019)
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France
Distribution List
France   ( Le Peru, 2007; ) ||| Italy   ( Mammola et al., 2020 i.p.; ) |||

Dresco E (1987) Étude des Leptoneta: Leptoneta (Araneae, Leptonetidae) du sud-est de la France. Bull Mus natn Hist nat Paris (4) 9 (A): 633-650

Fage L (1913) Etudes sur les araignées cavernicoles. II Revision des Leptonetidae. Arch Zool Exp Gener 10: 479-576

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

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

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

Mammola S, Chiappetta N, Giachino, P M, Antić D Ž, Zapparoli Z, Isai M (2020 i.p.) Exploring the homogeneity of terrestrial subterranean communities at a local spatial scale. Ecological Entomology in press 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

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2

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