Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptoneta  Simon, 1872   32 species

Leptoneta paroculus  Simon, 1907


Similar to L. convexa, except the following character: Palp 1.2 mm long.


Similar to L. convexa, except the following characters: Palp: femur slightly longer than tarsus, tarsus as long as tibia and patella together, claw with 2 teeth. Eyes large, surrounded with black, posterior eyes slightly more than one diameter from ALE. Legs: femur without spines, tibia with 2 dorsal spines and one apical spine, metatarsus with one lateral spine. Opisthosoma more or less darker on the sides.

Body length female: 2 mm
Additional information

In caves, also outdoor: in beech forest, under large stones, altitude about 1500 m.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain, France
 male  female

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Duffey E, Brignoli P M (1981) Two rare spiders from the Spanish Pyrenees (prov. Huesca). Bull Br arachnol Soc 5: 155-158

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

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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