Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Lepthyphantes  Menge, 1866   43 species

Lepthyphantes ritae  Bosmans, 1985


Prosoma pale yellow, eyes surrounded with black. Prosoma length: 0.64 mm. Chelicerae pale yellow, promargin with 3 teeth, retromargin with 5 smaller teeth. Sternum grey-brownish. Legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma dark grey, dorsum with some lighter spots in posterior half.

Body length male: 1.36 mm

Prosoma length: 0.68 mm. Colouration as in males, except spots on dorsum of opisthosoma more distinct.

Body length female: 1.7 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia

Bosmans R (1985a) Les genres Troglohyphantes Joseph et Lepthyphantes Menge en Afrique du Nord (Araneae, Linyphiidae): Etudes sur les Linyphiidae nord-africaines, III. Revue Arachnologique 6: 135-178 pdf

Bosmans R, Jocqué R (1993) Five Linyphiidae new to Europe, with description of Pelecopsis pooti sp. n. (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Belg J Zool 123: 129-134

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

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

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