Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Stemonyphantes  Menge, 1866   7 species

Stemonyphantes conspersus  (L. Koch, 1879)


Male palp with rectangularly arranged processes of distal apophysis. Epigyne with convex posterior margin. Prosoma with bifurcated median stripe. Chelicerae male: chelicerae without stridulatory organ. Opisthosoma with black folium-like pattern.

Body length male: 5.1 - 5.7 mm
Body length female: 5.5 - 7.0 mm
Additional information

on low twigs of trees and on small bushes

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): France, Central Europe, Italy, Slovenia, Russia (Europe to South Siberia), Kazakhstan
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| France   (Miquet & Oger, 2020) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Liechtenstein   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Slovenia   (Kostanjšek & Kuntner, 2015) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Helsdingen P J van (1968) Comparative notes on the species of the Holarctic genus Stemonyphantes Menge (Araneida, Linyphiidae). Zoologische Mededelingen 43: 117-139 pdf

Kostanjšek R, Kuntner M (2015) Araneae Sloveniae: a national spider species checklist. ZooKeys 474: 1-91 pdf

Miquet A, Oger P (2020) Stemonyphantes conspersus (L. Koch, 1879), nouvelle espèce pour la France (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Revue Arachnologique (2) 7: 17-19 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

Thaler K (1983c) Bemerkenswerte Spinnenfunde in Nordtirol (Österreich) und Nachbarländern: Deckennetzspinnen, Linyphiidae (Arachnida: Aranei). Veröffentlichungen des Museum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck 63: 135-167 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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