Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Hypselistes  Simon, 1894   3 species

Hypselistes florens  (O. P.-Cambridge, 1875)


Tibial apophysis hook-shaped. Epigyne deeply indented posteriorly. Prosoma brown-orange, male: with highly elevated cephalic lobe, distinctly marked off. Legs suffused with black. Femur yellow-orange. Opisthosoma black, with metallic sheen.

Body length male: 2-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2.2-3 mm
Additional information

This species of North American origin is not native to Europe (alien species). It had been introduced to Europe at least once but could not establish so far.

Character states from linyphiid key
  Not established
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): USA, Canada
early summer

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Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British Spiders 2. Ray Soc London

Wiehle H (1960a) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea (Araneae). XI. Micryphantidae-Zwergspinnen. Tierwelt Deutschlands 47: 1-620

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

26-02-2015 Distribution update Old value