Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Plesiophantes  Heimer, 1981   3 species

Plesiophantes joosti  Heimer, 1981

Description
Male

Chelicerae with 3 teeth. Legs yellow, very long, all tibiae with two dorsal bristles.

Prosoma length: 1.3 mm, prosoma width: 1.1 mm.

Female

Prosoma yellow, margin greyish-brown. Base of opisthosoma light brownish-green, the base with a dark brownish green and bright white pattern. Legs yellow, long. Epigyne: copulatory duct located in the genitalia of female forming a spiral (3 times) outwards, vulva simple and spermatheca located down from epigyne.

Prosoma length: 1.1 mm, prosoma width: 0.9 mm.

Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Turkey, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia)
Figures
Distribution List
Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2020) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||
References

Karabulut H, Türkeş T (2012) Description of the females of the spiders Plesiophantes joosti Heimer, 1981 and Araeoncus clavatus Tanasevitch, 1987 from Turkey (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Zoology in the Middle East 55: 89-94 pdf

Otto S (2020) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 03.2020. Internet: caucasus-spiders.info.

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

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
24-05-2016 Image insert
01-12-2013 Distribution update Detail