Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   26 species

Pelecopsis laptevi  Tanasevitch & Fet, 1986


Prosoma grey-brown with rows of impressed dots dorsally. Sternum dark brown, covered with sparse impressed dots. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin. Opisthosoma dark grey with punctate dorsal and ventral scuta. Palp: patella elongated, cymbium with straight finger-like proximal outgrowth, tibia with short rounded and long triangle outgrowths.

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


Prosoma dark brown, gradually darkening towards margins, with impressed dots. Chelicerae with 3-4 teeth on pro- and 1 tooth on retromargin. Opisthosoma dark grey, dorsally with 4 chitinous sigillae forming trapezium. Epigyne with parallel longitudinal parts of inner passages.

Prosoma length: 0.7 mm, prosoma width: 0.6 mm.

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Macedonia, Ukraine, Iran, Central Asia

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

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

Tanasevitch A V (1989) The linyphiid spiders of Middle Asia (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenberg biologica 69: 83-176 pdf

Tanasevitch A V, Fet V Y (1986) Materials to the spider fauna (Aranei) of Turkmenistan. Izv Akad Nauk turkmen SSR (Biol Nauk) 1986(1): 33-42

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