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 2019): Russia, Georgia, Turkey

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

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

24-05-2016 Image insert
01-12-2013 Distribution update Old value