Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Plesiophantes  Heimer, 1981   3 species

Plesiophantes joosti  Heimer, 1981


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

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


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.

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Turkey, Caucasus (Russia, Georgia)
Distribution List
Russia, Southern   (Otto, 2022) ||| Turkey (Asia)   (no 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 (2022) Caucasian spiders. A faunistic database on the spiders of the Caucasus Ecoregion. Database version 02.2022. Internet:

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

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.07.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

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