Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Lessertia  Smith, 1908   2 species

Lessertia barbara  (Simon, 1884)


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

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., 2022)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Spain, Morocco, Algeria
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.

Algeria   (Bosmans, 2007; Benhacene et al., 2023) ||| Italy / Sicily   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019; Brignoli, 1979e) ||| Morocco   (Bosmans, 2007) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

Benhacene R, Adjami A, Hadjeb A, Kermiche K, Ouakid M L (2023) Bibliographic checklist of the Algerian spider fauna (Araneae). Zootaxa 5352: 301-357 pdf

Bosmans R (2007) Contribution to the knowledge of the Linyphiidae of the Maghreb. Part XII. Miscellaneous erigonine genera and additional records (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Bulletin & Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 143: 117-163 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Brignoli P M (1979e) Ragni d'Italia XXXII. Specie cavernicole di Sicilia (Araneae). Animalia 5: 273-286 pdf

Denis J (1968b) Notes d'aranéologie marocaine. X. Les érigonides du Maroc. Bulletin de la Société des Sciences Naturelles du Maroc 47: 137-164 pdf

Lecigne S, Moutaouakil S, Lips J (2023) Contribution to the knowledge of the spider fauna of Morocco (Arachnida: Araneae) – first note – on new records of cave spiders. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 66: 44-71 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

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). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 1-60 pdf

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

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

Wunderlich J (1995e) Zur Taxonomie europäischer Gattungen der Zwergspinnen (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae: Erigoninae). Beiträge zur Araneologie 4: 643-654 pdf

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