Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Dactylopisthes  Simon, 1884   4 species

Dactylopisthes digiticeps  (Simon, 1882)


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 2023): France, Austria, south-eastern Europe, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia (Europe), Israel, Iran, Afghanistan
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Austria   (Kritscher, 1957) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| France   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Romania   (Weiss & Schneider, 1996) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Southern   (Ponomarev, 2022) ||| Serbia   (Gajić & Grbić, 2016) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b) ||| 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, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], 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

Ponomarev A V (2022) Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the southeast of the Russian Plain: catalogue, the fauna specific features. SSC RAS Publishers, Rostov-on-Don, 640 pp. 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 (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (25.10.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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