Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mansuphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1996   12 species

Mansuphantes aridus  (Thorell, 1875)

Male palp with straight lamella. Paracymbium with blunt tooth on transverse branch. Epigyne with rounded visible part of scapus, projecting somewhat in lateral view. Prosoma yellow-brown. Legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma grey, with dark transverse stripes posteriorly. Body length male: 1.7-1.9 mm
Body length female: 1.7-1.9 mm
Additional information
mountain species (East Alps), apparent preference for open pine forest, pubescent oak forests and for fallows with lots of young wood
Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Switzerland, Austria, Italy
 male  female
sporadically also in other months
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   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (Arnold, 2001) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Arnold K (2001) Beitrag zur Spinnenfauna (Arachnida, Araneae) des Fürstentums Liechtenstein. Berichte der Botanisch-Zoologischen Gesellschaft Liechtenstein-Sargans-Werdenberg 28: 211-244 pdf

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Thaler K (1994a) Vikariante Verbreitung im Artenkreis von Lepthyphantes mansuetus in Mitteleuropa (Araneida: Linyphiidae). Entomologia Generalis 18: 171-185 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf