Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tenuiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1996   25 species

Tenuiphantes perseus  (van Helsdingen, 1977)


Prosoma suffused with grey, lateral margins and striae darker. Prosoma length: 0.82-0.87 mm. Chelicerae light brown, with dark grey streaks on lateral and dorsal surface. Sternum slightly darker than chelicerae. Legs light brown to yellow-brown. Opisthosoma: venter with blackish grey transverse bars, intervening areas lighter grey with some white blotches (can be absent), ventro-lateral areas and venter dark grey.

Body length male: 1.8-2.05 mm

Prosoma pale brown to brown. Prosoma length: 0.95 mm. Legs pale brown. Opisthosoma: dorsum grey, with fire-tree-shaped pattern and irregularly arranged white spots, venter grey.

Body length female: 1.75-2.50 mm
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Global distribution (WSC 2019): Russia, Central Asia, Iran

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Helsdingen P J van, Thaler K, Deltshev C (1977) The tenuis group of Lepthyphantes Menge (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Tijdschr Ent 120: 1-54

Otto S (2017) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 08.2017. Internet:

Tanasevitch A V (2009) The linyphiid spiders of Iran (Arachnida, Araneae, Linyphiidae). Rev suisse Zool 116: 379-420

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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