Leptonetidae  Simon, 1890 / Leptonetela  Kratochvil, 1978   11 species

Leptonetela thracia  Gasparo, 2005


Male pedipalp with long ventral spine. Prosoma yellow-brown, smooth. Sternum yellowish, bordered with yellowish brown, heart-shaped. Eyes: posterior eyes often absent, anterior eyes very reduced. Chelicerae yellowish brown. Legs yellowish. Metatarsus II and III proximally with modified ventral setae. Opisthosoma yellowish, oval.

Body length male: 2.2 mm

Prosoma yellow-brown, 0.79-0.98 mm long. Eyes: posterior eyes often absent, anterior eyes very reduced. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma yellowish.

Body length female: 2.4 mm
Additional information

In caves.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greece
Distribution List
Greece   ( no references ) |||

Gasparo F (2005a) Una nuova Leptonetela cavernicola di Grecia (Araneae, Leptonetidae). Boll Mus reg Sci nat Torino 22: 517-524

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 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

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2