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)

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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Spain, France
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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