Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tenuiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1996   25 species

Tenuiphantes herbicola  (Simon, 1884)


Palp: paracymbium with a small tooth on antrior margin of proximal branch. Lamella characteristica only slightly curved, with dorsal and ventral arms. Embolus without denticles on basal part. Prosoma length: 0.76-0.92 mm.

Body length male: 1.7-2.1 mm

Epigyne: basal part of scapus gradually widening, with concave margins. Posterior median plate distinct in ventral aspect. Prosoma length: 0.77-0.92 mm.

Body length female: 1.7-2.8 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Spain, France (incl. Corsica), Italy, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Algeria
 male  female

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

24-12-2015 Distribution update Old value
09-10-2014 Distribution update Old value
15-04-2013 Distribution update Old value