Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Antrohyphantes  Dumitrescu, 1971   3 species

Antrohyphantes sophianus  (Drensky, 1931)


Prosoma pear-shaped. Chelicerae with 4 slender teeth on promargin. Legs very long and thin. Palp: Characteristic. Patella ends over tibia in two barrel-shaped parallel processes. Tibia with two apophyses, outer one simple und inner one complicated, flat and broad.

Prosoma length: 1.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.1 mm.


Prosoma pear-shaped. Chelicerae with 4 slender teeth on promargin. Legs very long and thin. Opisthosoma bright, strongly domed, as high as long, with erect hairs. Epigyne: With long, protruding scape which end at the middle of the opisthosoma.

Prosoma length: 1.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.2 mm.

Additional information

In caves only.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Bulgaria
Distribution List
Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) |||

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Deltshev C D (1988b) The genus Fageiella Kratochvil and the genus Antrohyphantes Dumitresco (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Lepthyphanteae) in the caves of Balkan Peninsula. In Haupt, J. (ed.), XI Europäisches Arachnologisches Colloquium. Technische Universität Berlin Dokumentation Kongresse und Tagungen 38: 293-302 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

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

28-09-2016 Datasheet update Detail
25-03-2014 Image insert