Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Alioranus  Simon, 1926   3 species

Alioranus pastoralis  (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)


Prosoma dark brown, star-shaped mark distinct, narrow dark margins. Sternum black-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma uniform dark grey, long-oval. Palp: Patella approximatelly 1.5x as long as wide. Tibia dorsally with short anteriad directed apophysis, retrolaterally excised. Embolus with funnel-like structure, weakly sclerotized.

Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.


Colour as in male. Epigyne: Strongly pigmented, protruding. Receptacula barely visible. Light, deep groove bears lateral openings.

Prosoma length: 0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.5 mm.

Additional information

Under stones in a range of habitats (Chios, Greece)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Tajikistan
Distribution List
Cyprus   ( no references ) ||| Greece   ( no references ) ||| Greece / Crete   ( no references ) ||| Turkey (Asia)   ( no references ) |||

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World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

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28-09-2016 Datasheet update Detail