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

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