Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Scotinotylus  Simon, 1884   7 species

Scotinotylus antennatus  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1875)


Male palp with large, hook-shaped tibial apophysis. Epigynal region approximately as long as wide, epigynal pocket not bordered anteriorly. Prosoma brownish dark with blackish margin, median spot and radial stripes. Male: prosoma saddle-like depressed, shallow cephalic lobe with a pair of forward-directed robust bristles. Sternum blackish. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma blackish.

Body length male: 1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.7 mm
Additional information

in high alpine grass heathland, Alps

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Europe, Kazakhstan, Russia (South Siberia)
 male  female

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Pesarini C (unpubl.)

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