Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Dactylopisthes  Simon, 1884   4 species

Dactylopisthes digiticeps  (Simon, 1881)


Tibial apophysis large, sickle-shaped. Prosoma dark brown, with dark median spot and radial pattern. Male: with typical nose-shaped, haired head process. Sternum dark brown, long haired. Opisthosoma black, shiny fatty metallic, with transverse rows of bright spots in posterior third.

Body length male: 1.2-1.6 mm
Body length female: 1.5 mm
Additional information

In swamp areas and vegetation near water

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2022): France, Austria, south-eastern Europe, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia (Europe), Israel, Iran, Afghanistan
Distribution List
Austria   (Kritscher, 1957) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Romania   (Weiss & Schneider, 1996) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Serbia   (Gajić & Grbić, 2016) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2021a) ||| Ukraine   (Polchaninova & Prokopenko, 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Baert L, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H, Maelfait J-P, Van Keer J (2009) Spiders of Lesbos (Greece). Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 24(suppl.): 1-70 pdf

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], online at pdf

Gajić I, Grbić G (2016) Further notes on spiders from the Special Nature Reserve Zasavica (Serbia). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 51: 49-56 pdf

Kritscher E (1957) Dactylopisthes digiticeps (Simon 1881) (Aran., Micryphantidae), eine für Österreich neue Spinne. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 62: 233-235 pdf

Lecigne S (2021a) A new species of Sintula (Linyphiidae), redescription of Brigittea innocens (Dictynidae) and eight spider species newly recorded for Turkey (Araneae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 62: 11-34 pdf

Polchaninova N, Prokopenko E (2019) An updated checklist of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Left-Bank Ukraine. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 57: 60-64 & App pdf

Weiss I, Schneider E (1996) Erstbeschreibung des Weibchens von Dactylopisthes digiticeps (Simon, 1881) (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie B 98: 111-116 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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