Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Fageiella  Kratochvíl, 1934   2 species

Fageiella ensiger  Deeleman-Reinhold, 1974


Prosoma orange. Opisthosoma light grey with black and grey pattern. Legs very long. Chelicerae only moderately enlarged, with one large bifid or trifid tooth and 1-2 small teeth in the posterior row. Distal margin of the male palpal patella not incised, membranous  radical appendage ensiform, lamella fan-shaped. Prosoma length: 1.9 mm, prosoma width: 1.4 mm.


Coloration as in male. Epigyne constricted in the proximal third of the length of the scape. Prosoma length: 1.5 mm, prosoma width: 1.3 mm.

Additional information

Troglophile, not in inner parts of caves but in zone of twilight.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al., 2022)

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Global distribution (WSC 2024): Serbia, Montenegro, Kozovo
 male  female
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Kosovo   (Vrenozi & Jäger, 2013) ||| Montenegro   (Deltshev, 2008b; Naumova et al., 2019a) ||| Serbia   (Deltshev, 2008b) |||

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

Deltshev C D (2008b) Faunistic diversity and zoogeography of cave-dwelling spiders on the Balkan Peninsula. p. 327-348. In: Makarov S E & Dimitrijevic R N (Eds): Advances in arachnology and developmental biology. Papers dedicated to Prof. Dr. Božidar Curcic. Monographs 12. 517 pp. pdf

Mammola S, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 pdf

Naumova M, Lazarov S, Deltshev C (2019a) Faunistic diversity of the spiders in Montenegro (Arachnida: Araneae). Ecologica Montenegrina 22: 50-89 pdf

Vrenozi B, Jäger P (2013) Spiders (Araneae) from Albania and Kosovo in the collection of Carl Friedrich Roewer. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 46: 17-26 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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