Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Altella  Simon, 1885   7 species

Altella aussereri  Thaler, 1990


Resembles A. lucida. Tibia III ventrally with curved spine. Metatarsus I with two claw-shaped spurs. Apophysis of tibia and bulbus resembling A. lucida. Embolus narrow thong-shaped, tibial apophysis originating at half the length of bulbus and describing a 3/4 circle. Differs in posterior end of conductor. Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length male: 1.2-1.4 mm

Resembles A. lucida. Tibia I with pair of spines medially. Epigyne: grooves indistinct, anteriorly sharply bordered, with ridge protruding over opening. Receptacula shining through, directed laterally and not medially converging as in A. lucida. Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Body length female: 1.2-1.4 mm
Additional information

in xerothermic habitats of South Alps

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy
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.

Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

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, Noflatscher M-T (1990) Neue und bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Südtirol (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröffentlichungen des Museum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck 69: 169-190 pdf

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

20-03-2024 Image insert
13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail