Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Janetschekia  Schenkel, 1939   1 species

Janetschekia monodon  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1873)


Prosoma shiny brown-black with blackish pattern. Sternum and chelicerae brownish yellow, sometimes darkened. Legs brownish yellow, sometimes darkened. Opisthosoma blackish, lung-covers yellowish.

Body length male: 1.5 mm
Body length female: 1.8 mm
Additional information

in glacier forefields of Alps in rocky debris areas with poor vegetation, also directly on border of glacier, 1900-3400 m

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Albania

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Komnenov M (2018) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the floodplains of the Vjosa river, south Albania. Acta ZooBot Austria 155: 197-212 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Thaler K (1969) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus Tirol (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Ber Nat - Med Ver Innsbruck 57: 195-219

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

02-12-2018 Image insert
02-12-2018 Distribution update Old value