Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Diplocephalus  Bertkau, 1883   35 species

Diplocephalus pavesii  Pesarini, 1996


Prosoma shape characteristic. Palp: Paracymbium with characteristic T-shaped terminal branch. Emblus bent to the radix. Prosoma length: 0.9 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length male: 1.9 mm

Sternum longer than wide. Chelicerae with 5-6 promarginal teeth, stridulatory ridges. Epigyne: with narrow, anteriorly covered by an arched transversal bulge, triangularly pointed, widened longitudinal slit, which fills the median plate. Plate bears anterior two long, drop-shaped, at the midline touching protuberances. Copulatory ducts wide, membraneous. Prosoma length: 0.8 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length female: 1.9 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Switzerland, Italy

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Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Pesarini C (1996) Note su alcuni Erigonidae italiani, con descrizione di una nuova specie (Araneae). Atti Soc it Sci nat Museo civ Stor nat Milano 135: 413-429

Thaler K (1972a) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen, II (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Ber Nat - Med Ver Innsbruck 59: 29-50

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Old value