Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Megalepthyphantes  Wunderlich, 1994   12 species

Megalepthyphantes turkeyensis  Tanasevitch, Kunt & Seyyar, 2005


Prosoma yellowish grey, with dark median stripe bifid anteriorly, prosoma margin darker. Prosoma length: 1.25 mm, prosoma width: 1.03 mm. Legs greyish-yellow. Opisthosoma with dorsal pattern.


Female unknown.

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece, Cyprus, Turkey
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.

Cyprus   (Bosmans et al., 2019c) ||| Greece   (Tanasevitch, 2011a) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (Danışman et al., 2023b; Seyyar et al., 2022d) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2023b) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2023 [last updated 17 July 2023], online at pdf

Seyyar O, Türkeş T, Demir H (2022d) New locality records of two rare linyphiids (Araneae: Linyphiidae) in Türkiye. Serket 19: 22-5 pdf

Tanasevitch A V (2011a) On linyphiid spiders from the eastern and central Mediterranean kept at the Muséum d'histoire naturelle, Geneva. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 118: 49-91 pdf

Tanasevitch A V, Kunt K B, Seyyar O (2005) A new species of the genus Megalepthyphantes Wunderlich from Turkey (Aranei: Linyphiidae: Micronetinae). Arthropoda Selecta 13: 279-280 pdf

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

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