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 2019): Switzerland, Austria, Italy
 male  female
sporadically also in other months

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Thaler K (1994) Vikariante Verbreitung im Artenkreis von Lepthyphantes mansuetus in Mitteleuropa (Araneida: Linyphiidae). Entomol Gener 18: 171-185

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