Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Stemonyphantes  Menge, 1866   7 species

Stemonyphantes abantensis  Wunderlich, 1978


Prosoma yellow-brown. Prosoma length: 2.0 mm. Sternum suffused with grey. Legs light brown, all femora with two dorsal spines, tibiae with indistinct dark grey annulation, TmI 0.57. Opisthosoma light grey, dorsum with dark grey longitudinal band, venter dark grey, anterior to spinnerets with a light grey transverse band.

Body length male: 4.0-5.0 mm

Colouration as in males. Prosoma length: 2.2 mm. All femora with two dorsal spines.

Body length female: 4.5-6.0 mm
Additional information

1200-1300 m a.s.l.

Genitalia of S. abantensis and S. agnatus are very similar, with only small differences in radix and embolus of the male palpus; differences between the vulvae of the females are more pronounced. Dorsal spination of the femora is given as a good character by Tanasevitch (1990, see above), but material from Georgia exhibits one as well as two spines in one specimen (Otto, pers. comm.).

  No data
Distribution comment: Distribution in Caucasus Ecoregion uncertain, possibly confused with S. agnatus
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Turkey
 male  female

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2019) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2018 [last updated 1 January 2019], online at

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

Tanasevitch A V (1990)  The spider family Linyphiidae in the fauna of the Caucasus (Arachnida, Aranei). in B. R. Striganova (ed.), Fauna nazemnykh bespozvonochnykh Kavkaza. Moscow, Akaedemia Nauk, pp. 5-114

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1978) Die Gattungen Stemonyphantes Menge 1866 und Narcissius Jermolajew 1930, mit zwei Neubeschreibungen (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Senckenberg biol 59: 125-132

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