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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy
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.

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