Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Linyphia  Latreille, 1804   8 species

Linyphia maura  Thorell, 1875


Prosoma brown, with broad submarginal band and grey bifurcated median stripe. Legs yellow-brown, dark specimens sometimes with apical rings. Opisthosoma beige, with complicated pattern consisting of black and white bars and blotches.

Body length male: 4.1-5.4 mm

Epigynal atrium small, triangular, filled almost entirely by small knob-shaped scapus. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 3.9-4.9 mm
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Distribution comment: Omitted from the Italian checklist by Pantini & Isaia (2015)
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Western Mediterranean

Bosmans R (2006a) Contribution to the knowledge of the Linyphiidae of the Maghreb. Part XI. Miscellaneous linyphiid genera and additions (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Linyphiinae). Bull Annls Soc r belge Ent 141: 125-161

Bosselaers J (unpubl.)

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

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

18-02-2014 Datasheet update Old value
18-02-2014 Image insert