Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mansuphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1996   13 species

Mansuphantes gladiola  (Simon, 1884)


Prosoma and legs yellow brown, eye field strongly protruding. Opisthosoma long-oval, with some very long hairs, grey, varying, distal half often with chevron-like transversal bands. Palp: paracymbium with a long, strongly sclerotized, dorsally bent spur. Lamella characteristica small, only in distal third strongly sclerotized.

Prosoma length: 1.0 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length male: 2.1 mm

Colour as in male. Epigyne: protruding, with long, distally strongly widened scape.

Prosoma length: 1.0 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length female: 2.1 mm
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Distribution comment: Record from Italy doubtful per Pantini & Isaia (2015), therefore removed
Global distribution (WSC 2019): France, Corsica

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

Wunderlich J (1980c) Linyphiidae aus Süd-Europa und Nord-Afrika (Arachn.: Araneae). Verh naturw Ver Hamb (N.F.) 23: 319-337

29-12-2014 Distribution update Old value