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

Palliduphantes istrianus  (Kulczyński, 1914)

Description
Male

Prosoma yellow, eyes surrounded by black strip, clypeus concave, chelicerae with 5 denticles on pro- and 3 teeth on retromargin. Legs yellowish. Palp: paracymbium big and characteristic, terminal apophyses wide and serrated, lamella forked with both branches well-developed and diverging.

Prosoma length: 0.9 mm, prosoma width: 0.6 mm.

Body length male: 1.6-1.83 mm
Female

Colouration as in male.

Prosoma length: 0.9 mm, prosoma width: 0.7 mm.

Body length female: 1.5-2.07 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): Eastern Europe
Figures
References

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at http://www.nmnhs.com/spiders-bulgaria/ (accessed on 10.9.2018)

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

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

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

Pantini P, Isaia M (2017) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version May 2017). online at http://www.museoscienzebergamo.it/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=96&Itemid=94 pdf

Polenec A, Thaler K (1980) Zwei wenig bekannte Deckennetzspinnen Südost-Europas: Centromerus vindobonensis Kulczynski und Leptyphantes istrianus Kulczynski (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenberg biol 61: 103-111

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