Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Brigittea  Lehtinen, 1967   5 species

Brigittea innocens  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Colouration and markings as in female. Pars cephalica highly elevated. Palp: Bulb surrounded by long and curved embolus.


Resembles Dictyna arundinacea but paler colouration and smaller and more distinct pattern dorsally on Opisthosoma, ventrally with broad, longitudinal, black-brown band. Legs yellowish, annulated reddish brown.

Body length female: 2.3 mm
Additional information

Mostly on low-growing plants.

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Italy, Eastern Mediterranean, Kazakhstan
Distribution List
Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Bristowe, 1935) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Turkey (Europe)   (van Helsdingen, 2013) |||

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

Bristowe W S (1935) The spiders of Greece and the adjacent islands. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 104: 733-788 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2013) A quick scan of the spider fauna of the European part of Turkey. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 33: 29-38 pdf

IJland S, Helsdingen P J van, Miller J (2012) On some spiders from Gargano, Apulia, Italy. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 32: 2-20 pdf

Lehtinen P T (1967) Classification of the cribellate spiders and some allied families, with notes on the evolution of the suborder Araneomorpha. Annales Zoologici Fennici 4: 199-468 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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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