Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Lessertia  Smith, 1908   2 species

Lessertia dentichelis  (Simon, 1884)

Description

Tibial apophysis hook-shaped. Embolus convoluted. Prosoma yellowish to light brown. Opisthosoma yellowish to light brown.

Body length male: 2.6-3.5 mm
Body length female: 2.6-4 mm
Additional information

Species with preference for humidity, originally in natural caves of western Mediterranean region. Anthropogenic introduction is possible

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Frequency: Widely distributed

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Canary Is., Madeira, Europe, Turkey. Introduced to Canada, New Zealand
Phenology
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Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Belgium   ( no references ) ||| Bulgaria   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Denmark   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( no references ) ||| Italy / Sardinia   ( no references ) ||| Lithuania   ( no references ) ||| Netherlands   ( no references ) ||| Northern Ireland   ( no references ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Portugal   ( no references ) ||| Russia, Eastern   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   ( no references ) ||| Sweden   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||
References

Biteniekyte M, Relys V (2012) The checklist of Lithuanian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae). Biologija 57: 148-158

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2019 [last updated 1 June 2019], online at http://www.spidersofturkey.info

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at www.european-arachnology.org

Kronestedt T (1992) Lessertia dentichelis - en för Sverige ny dvärgspindel i Stockholms tunnelbana. Fauna och flora 87: 50-55

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) Araneae.it: the online Catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other Arachnid Orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester

Wiehle H (1960a) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae-Zwergspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620

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

Updates
30-09-2015 Distribution update Detail