Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Lepthyphantes  Menge, 1866   56 species

Lepthyphantes brignolianus  Deltshev, 1979


Prosoma yellow-brown, eyes well-developed. Legs yellowish.

Body length male: 2.1-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2.9 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Greece (Crete)
 male  female
Distribution List
Greece / Crete   (no references) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Kronestedt T, Alderweireldt M, Bosselaers J, De Koninck H (2013) Spiders of Crete (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from the Greek island of Crete. Nieuwsbrief van de Belgische Arachnologische Vereniging 28 (Suppl. 1): 1-147 pdf

Brignoli P M (1971e) Su alcuni Leptyphantes di Creta (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Fragmenta Entomologica 7: 231-241 pdf

Deltshev C D (1979) A contribution to the study of cave spiders (Araneae) in Greece. Four new species (Araneae, Nesticidae, Linyphiidae) from the islands of Crete and Thera. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica 13: 53-63 pdf

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

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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