Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptoneta  Simon, 1872   32 species

Leptoneta microphthalma  Simon, 1872


Similar to L. convexa, except the following character: Palp 2 mm long.


Similar to L. convexa, except the following characters: Palp: femur much longer than tarsus, tarsus as long as tibia and patella together, claw with 2 teeth. Eyes very small, not surrounded with black, posterior eyes sometimes absent, posterior eyes separated from ALE by 5 times ALE diameter. Legs very long, femur with 4 to 6 lateral spines, and with dorsal spines, all other segments, except tarsus, with numerous spines.

Body length female: 3.5 mm
Additional information

Altitude up to 1400 m. In caves, underground river.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): France
Distribution List
France   ( no references ) |||

Dresco E (1979) Etude des Leptoneta. Description de Leptoneta fouresi, araignée cavernicole nouvelle des Pyrénées françaises (fam. Leptonetidae). Bulletin de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Toulouse 115: 388-392 pdf

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

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