Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Troglohyphantes  Joseph, 1882   133 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., 2022)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Italy
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.

Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Isaia M, Lana E, Paschetta M, Pantini P, Schönhofer A L, Christian E, Badino G (2011) Aracnidi sotterranei delle Alpi Occidentali italiane (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpiones)/ Subterranean Arachnids of the Western Italian Alps (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpiones). Monografie Del Museo Regionale di Scienze Naturali Torino 47: 1-325 pdf

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

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, Pavlek M, Huber B A, Ballarin F, Tolve M, Čupić I, Hesselberg T, Lunghi E, Mouron S, Graco-Roza C, Cardoso P (2022) A trait database and updated checklist for European subterranean spiders. Scientific Data 9(236): 1-13 pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

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

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