Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Pelecopsis  Simon, 1864   39 species

Pelecopsis monsantensis  Bosmans & Crespo, 2010


Prosoma orange-brown, somewhat paler at margins. Prosoma length: 0.75 mm, prosoma width: 0.71 mm. Sternum smooth. Legs yellowish-orange. Opisthosoma dark grey, with dark purplish brown scutum covering 9/10 of opisthosoma.

Body length male: 2.0 mm
Additional information

In tree hollows

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Portugal, Spain
 male  female
winter active
Distribution List
Portugal   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019; Barrientos et al., 2020b) |||

Barrientos J A, Hernández-Corral J, Micó E (2020b) Linyphiidae (Araneae) inhabiting hollow oaks in Mediterranean forests: new descriptions and temporal distribution of remarkable species. Arachnologische Mitteilungen 59: 97-107 pdf

Bosmans R, Cardoso P, Crespo L C (2010) A review of the linyphiid spiders of Portugal, with the description of six new species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Zootaxa 2473: 1-67 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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