Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Diplocephalus  Bertkau, 1883   39 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 2021): Switzerland, Italy
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

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

Pesarini C (1996) Note su alcuni Erigonidae italiani, con descrizione di una nuova specie (Araneae). Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali e del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Milano 135: 413-429 pdf

Thaler K (1972a) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen, II (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 59: 29-50 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

13-06-2016 Datasheet update Detail