Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mughiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1999   28 species

Mughiphantes merretti  (Millidge, 1975)


Cymbium with conical projection on prolateral side. Lamella with 2 branches, with several saw-like teeth. Prosoma pale brown in females, greyish brown in males, suffused with black on margins, fovea, striae and eye region. Sternum female: yellow-brown, male: black. Legs brown. Femur I-IV with 1 dorsal spine, femur I with an additional spine in distal half. Tibia I-IV dorsally with 2 spines, ventrally with 4 spines, 1 prolateral and 1 retrolateral spine in distal half. Metatarsus I-IV with 1 dorsal spine; TmI at 0.22. Opisthosoma black

Body length male: 2.25-2.54 mm
Body length female: 2.85-3 mm
Additional information

Under stones

Character states from linyphiid key
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Millidge A F (1975b) A new species of linyphiid spider, Lepthyphantes merretti, from the Dolomites. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 3: 63-65 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 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf