Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Wiehlea  Braun, 1959   1 species

Wiehlea calcarifera  (Simon, 1884)


Tibial apophysis bent hook-like in ventral direction. Prosoma brownish yellow. Legs brownish yellow, femur and patella brighter. Opisthosoma pale yellowish.

Body length male: 1-1.9 mm
Body length female: 1-1.9 mm
Additional information

Biology mostly unknown, partly living deeply under the ground

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Frequency: Rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Spain, France, Britain, Belgium, Germany
Distribution List
Belgium   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Spain   ( no references ) ||| United Kingdom   ( no references ) |||

Barrientos J A, Uribarri I, García-Sarrión R (2014a) Arañas (Arachnida, Araneae) de un hayedo del Montseny (Cataluña, España). Rev Iber Aracnol 24: 3-14

Braun R (1959) Eine neue deutsche Micryphantide, Wiehlea huetheri (Arach., Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 40: 99-103

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

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

Locket G H, Millidge A F, Merrett P (1974) British Spiders 3. Ray Soc London

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

Roberts M J (1987) The spiders of Great Britain and Ireland. Volume 2: Linyphiidae and checklist. Harley Books Colchester

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

04-12-2014 Distribution update Detail