Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Troglohyphantes  Joseph, 1881   126 species

Troglohyphantes sordellii  (Pavesi, 1875)


Prosoma and legs reddish yellow. Opisthosoma grey-yellow. Epigyne: Posterioventrad directed hump which is distally narrowed and strongly convex, longer than wide, with 2 lateral lamellae on each side. Distal hooks thickened and protruding over posterior border of the hump.

Prosoma length: 1.0 mm.

Body length female: 3.2 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018b)

Character states from linyphiid key
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Distribution comment: The species is not found in Slovenia (misidentification), it is endemic in the Prealpi Lombarde (Prealpi Luganesi, Alpi and Prealpi Bergamasche, Prealpi Bresciane: Italy and Switzerland).
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Switzerland, Italy

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Fage L (1933) Sur un Troglohyphantes nouveau des grottes de Lombardie. Bulletin de la Société Entomologique de France 38: 105-107 pdf

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

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 (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). online at pdf

Pesarini C (2001b) Note sui Troglophyphantes italiani, con descrizione di quattro nuove specie (Araneae Linyphiidae). Atti Soc it Sci nat Museo civ Stor nat Milano 142: 109-133

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

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