Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Linyphia  Latreille, 1804   8 species

Linyphia mimonti  Simon, 1884


Prosoma light yellow-brown, with a narrow blackish submarginal band. Chelicerae light yellow-brown, promargin with 3, retromargin with 4 teeth. Stenrum yellow-brown, grey at margins. Legs yellow brown with dark annulation, patellae greyish, tibiae, metatarsi and tarsi with distinct apical rings. Opisthosoma light beige-coloured (bleached?), latero-dorsal bands with white blotches on whole length, dorsal posterior third with faint grey chevrons, lateral with a row of 4 small oblong black spots, lateral and ventral side with some white spots. Spinnerets yellow-brown (van Helsdingen, 1969).

Body length male: 4.2 mm

Colouration in general as in males. Opisthosoma with purple-brown median band, its margins serrated and sinuate, dorsal half of lateral surface and around median band white (van Helsdingen, 1969).

Body length female: 3.9-6 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy, Albania, Greece (incl. Crete), Lebanon, Israel
Distribution List
Albania   (no references) ||| Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Greece / Crete   (Bosmans et al., 2013) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

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 (1975a) Ragni d'Italia XXV. Su alcuni ragni cavernicoli dell'Italia settentrionale (Araneae). Notiziario del Circolo Speleologico Romano 20: 7-39 pdf

Helsdingen P J van (1969) A reclassification of the species of Linyphia Latreille based on the functioning of the genitalia (Araneida, Linyphiidae), I. Zoologische Verhandelingen 105: 1-303 pdf

Helsdingen P J van, IJland S (2015) A quick scan of the spider fauna in the surroundings of Përmet, Albania (Arachnida, Araneae) - preliminary report. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 35: 15-33 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (29.05.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

24-12-2015 Distribution update Detail
28-01-2015 Image insert
15-10-2013 Distribution update Detail