Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Hypselistes  Simon, 1894   3 species

Hypselistes florens  (O. Pickard-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: 2.0-2.5 mm
Body length female: 2.2-3.0 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 2024): Canada, USA
early summer
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

United Kingdom   (Locket & Millidge, 1953) |||

Locket G H, Millidge A F (1953) British spiders. Vol. II. Ray Society, London, 449 pp. pdf

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

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

23-08-2023 Distribution update Detail
26-02-2015 Distribution update Detail