Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2001   44 species

Palliduphantes bolivari  (Fage, 1931)


Prosoma yellowish brown, striae grey, prosoma length: 0.91-0.93 mm, prosoma width: 0.77-0.79 mm. Legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma grey to dark grey, dark specimens dorsum with 5 pale chevrons in posterior half.

Body length male: 2.1-2.2 mm

Prosoma length: 0.93-1.0  mm, prosoma width: 0.74-0.78 mm. Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 2.3-2.5 mm
Additional information

in forests close to rivers, but also common in caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar
 male  female

Bosmans R, Cardoso P, Crespo L C (2010) A review of the linyphiid spiders of Portugal, with the description of six new species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Zootaxa 2473: 1-67

Fage L (1931) Araneae, 5e série, précédée d'un essai sur l'évolution souterraine et son déterminisme. In Biospeologica, LV. Arch Zool expér 71: 91-291

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2018) World Spider Catalog, version 19.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (15.07.2018) doi: 10.24436/2

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