Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2001   62 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 2020): Italy, Balkans, Greece, Ukraine
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Distribution List
Bosnia and Herzegovina   (Komnenov, 2010) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Croatia   (no references) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Hungary   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Ukraine   (no references) |||
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) pdf

Komnenov M (2010) Checklist of spiders (Araneae) of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Uzizaž i Biospeld 5(2009): 52-69 pdf

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 (2019) Araneae.it: the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). http://araneae.it. Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
08-06-2020 Distribution update Detail