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Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Lessertia  Smith, 1908   2 species

Lessertia barbara  (Simon, 1884)

Description
Male

Prosoma and legs yellow-brown. Prosoma length: 1.25 mm, prosoma width: 0.97 mm. Opisthosoma pale grey.

Body length male: 2.3-2.7 mm
Female

Prosoma length: 1.35 mm, prosoma width: 1.09 mm. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 2.5-3.3 mm
Additional information

Mainly cavernicolous.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Spain, Morocco, Algeria
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References

Bosmans R (2007) Contribution to the knowledge of the Linyphiidae of the Maghreb. Part XII. Miscellaneous erigonine genera and additional records (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Bull Annls Soc r belge Ent 143: 117-163

Denis J (1968a) Notes d'aranéologie marocaine. X. Les érigonides du Maroc. Bull Soc Sci nat Maroc 47: 137-164

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

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

Millidge A F (1977) The conformation of the male palpal organs of linyphiid spiders, and its application to the taxonomic and phylogenetic analysis of the family (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bull Br arachnol Soc 4: 1-60

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1995e) Zur Taxonomie europäischer Gattungen der Zwergspinnen (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Beitr Araneol 4: 643-654

Updates
17-12-2013 Datasheet update Old value
17-12-2013 Image insert