Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Crosbyarachne  Charitonov, 1937   2 species

Crosbyarachne silvestris  (Georgescu, 1973)


Prosoma and legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma white. Chelicerae with 6 teeth on pro- and 5 on retromargin. Palp: tibia with two trichobothria. Paracymbium with black, hook-shaped, slightly curved basal apophysis, which is pointing to the tibia. Prosoma length: 0.6 mm.


Prosoma and legs pale yellow. Opisthosoma white. Chelicerae with 6 teeth on pro- and 5 on retromargin. Epigyne with typical sclerotized lyriform structure. Prosoma length: 0.7 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Italy, Austria, Romania, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria   (Blagoev et al., 2018) ||| Greece   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Montenegro   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (Komnenov, 2014) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Serbia   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (no 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 (accessed on 10.9.2018) pdf

Deltshev C, Komnenov M, Blagoev G, Georgiev T, Lazarov S, Stojkoska E, Naumova M (2013) Faunistic diversity of spiders (Araneae) in Galichitsa Mountain (FYR Macedonia). Biodiversity Data Journal 1(e977): 1-70 pdf

Georgescu M (1973a) La position systématique des genres Tapinocyba E. Simon et Aulacocyba E. Simon. La description d'une nouvelle espèce: Tapinocyba silvestris. Travaux de l’Institut de Spéologie “Émile Racovitza” 12: 127-134 pdf

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267 pdf

Komnenov M, Pitta E, Zografou K, Chatzaki M (2016) Discovering the still unexplored arachnofauna of the National Park of Dadia-Lefkimi-Soufli, NE Greece: a taxonomic review with description of new species. Zootaxa 4096: 1-66 pdf

Millidge A F (1977) The conformation of the male palpal organs of linyphiid spiders, and its application to the taxonomic and phylogenetic analysis of the family (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 1-60 pdf

Millidge A F (1979) Some erigonine spiders from southern Europe. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 316-328 pdf

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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