Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Troglohyphantes  Joseph, 1881   126 species

Troglohyphantes bornensis  Isaia & Pantini, 2008


Prosoma yellowish, anteriorly darker. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma whitish-grey with dark hairs. Palp: lamella characteristica consists of a simple lamellar, rounded lobe directed posteriorly and armed with two short tooth-shaped tips. Cymbium smooth, profile not rounded, ends in a retro-lateral sub-apical lobe, directed proximally. The suprategular apophysis is directed upwards, nearly orthogonally, with a sharp end.

Prosoma length: 1.2 mm, prosoma width: 1.1 mm.


Colour as in male. Epigyne strongly protuberant with a short scape, wider than long, barely arched in lateral view.

Prosoma length: 1.2 mm, prosoma width: 1.1 mm.

Additional information

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Italy

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Isaia M, Pantini P (2008) A new species of Troglohyphantes (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from the western Italian Alps. J Arachnol 35: 427-431

Mammola S, Arnedo M A, Pantini P, Piano E, Chiappetta N, Isaia M (2018a) Ecological speciation in darkness? Spatial niche partitioning in sibling subterranean spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae: Troglohyphantes). Invertebrate Systematics 32: 1069-1082 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

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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