Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptonetela  Kratochvíl, 1978   12 species

Leptonetela andreevi  Deltshev, 1985


(The male is known only by the cephalothorax and the left palp of one specimen). Palp: tibia with a proximal, very strong, long spine, followed by a series of 4 spines.


Prosoma pale yellow. Eyes reduced, anterior medians discernible as small pale pustules. Chelicerae: promargin with 7 teeth, retromargin with 4 teeth. Legs yellowish, femur I with one prolateral spine, tibia I and tibia II with 7 spines, tibia III and tibia IV with 4 spines, metatarsus without spines.

Body length female: 2 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): Greece
 male  female
Distribution List
Greece   (no references) |||

Deltshev C D (1985b) New data concerning cave spiders (Araneae) in Greece with description of a new Leptonetela (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 27: 41-45 pdf

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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