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
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Caucasus (Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan), Iran
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.

Azerbaijan   (Otto, 2022) ||| Georgia   (Otto, 2022) ||| Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) |||

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

Otto S (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

Tanasevitch A V (2009) The linyphiid spiders of Iran (Arachnida, Araneae, Linyphiidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 116: 379-420 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

06-07-2019 Distribution update Detail
22-12-2015 Image insert