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

Mughiphantes pulcheroides  (Wunderlich, 1985)


Prosoma medium brown. Sternum dark brown. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on pro- and 3-4 on retromargin. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma long-oval, with 3 longitudinal rows of grey spots dorsally, numerous yellow and white spots. Palp: patella short with long dorsal bristle. Tibia longer than wide, with only short dorsal bristle. Cymbium with ridge-like projection dorsally-basally. Lamella characteristic slightly sclerotized.

Prosoma length: 1.1 mm, prosoma width: 1.0 mm.

Body length male: 2.4-2.5 mm

Colour as in male. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on pro- and 3-4 on retromargin. Opisthosoma oviform. Epigyne: slightly sclerotized, slightly protruding, posterior rim with deep incision. Vulva as in M. pulcher.

Prosoma length: 1.0 mm, prosoma width: 0.9 mm.

Body length female: 2.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2021): Italy
Distribution List
Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

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

Wunderlich J (1985a) Lepthyphantes pulcheroides n. sp. aus Nord-Italien (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 65: 321-323 pdf