Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Savignia  Blackwall, 1833   7 species

Savignia harmsi  Wunderlich, 1980


Prosoma and legs light brown. Prosoma without depression, anteriorly elongated shaft-like, shaft bears the anterior median eyes laterally, a bit proximally of the midpoint. Opisthosoma uniform yellow-grey, long-oval. Palp: patella 2.5x longer than wide, distally club-like thickened. Tibia with a large, broad apophysis which is less sclerotized distally-retrolaterally and bent dorsad.

Prosoma length: 0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.4 mm.

Body length male: 1.3 mm

Colour as in male. Prosoma flat. Opisthosoma long-oval. Epigyne slightly protruding and with a distinct longitudinal slit.

Prosoma length: 0.5-0.6 mm, prosoma width: 0.4-0.5 mm.

Body length female: 1.4 mm
Additional information

A second male morph (cor) described by Bosmans & Oger (2018).

Character states from linyphiid key
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain

Bosmans R, Oger P (2018) On two cases of male dimorphism in dwarf spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Arachnologische Mitteilungen 55: 52-56 pdf

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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1980c) Linyphiidae aus Süd-Europa und Nord-Afrika (Arachn.: Araneae). Verh naturw Ver Hamb (N.F.) 23: 319-337

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