Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2001   65 species

Palliduphantes stygius  (Simon, 1884)


Colouration variable. Prosoma pale yellow to yellowish brown, with grey striae and margin. Prosoma length: 0.80-0.89 mm, prosoma width: 0.68-0.74 mm. Legs pale yellow to yellowish brown, streaked with grey. Opisthosoma pale grey to almost black, dark specimens with 5-6 faint pale chevrons in posterior half.

Body length male: 1.6-2.2 mm

Colouration as in males.

Body length female: 1.9-2.6 mm
Additional information

Found in a wide variety of habitats.

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Portugal, Spain, France, Azores
 male  female
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain / Balearic Islands   (Branco et al., 2019) |||

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 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Denis J (1964a) Spiders from the Azores and Madeira. Boletim do Museu Municipal do Funchal 18: 68-102 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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

17-12-2013 Datasheet update Detail
05-11-2013 Image insert