Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Lepthyphantes  Menge, 1866   56 species

Lepthyphantes rossitsae  Dimitrov, 2018


Measurements: prosoma length 1.48, width 1.25; sternum length 0.68, width 0.45; chelicera length 0.72, width 0.30; opisthosoma length 2.35, width 1.45-

Eyes: Both eye rows straight; AME smaller than other eyes, touching each other. Other eyes approximately equal in size. Chelicerae with 2 large distal and 2 small apical teeth on promargin and with 1 large distal tooth on retromargin. Colouration: prosoma, sternum, chelicerae and legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma grey, with white pattern.

Palps: Cymbium with one big and one small tubercle in its basal part, visible in dorsal view. Lamella characteristica broad, incised and bifid. Its narrow distal branch gradually widening to a fan shaped apical part. Embolus bent, sickle-shaped, bearing small teeth near its base.

Body length male: 3.85 mm

Measurements: prosoma length 1.60, width 1.25; sternum length 0.85, width 0.75; chelicera length 0.72, width 0.30; opisthosoma length 2.66, width 1.70.

Eye arrangement and colouration as in male. Chelicerae with 4 large teeth on promargin and 4 small apical teeth on retromargin.

Epigyne: Lateral wall without teeth. Scape long and narrow, widening at the end. Two lateral lobes on each side of scape.

Body length female: 4.05 mm
Additional information

Cave living, only known from locus typicus: Çamlik village, Beyşehir district, Maǧarasi cave

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Global distribution (WSC 2022): Turkey
 male  female
Distribution List
Turkey (Asia)   (no references) |||

Dimitrov D (2018a) Description of Lepthyphantes rossitsae sp. n. from Turkey (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 125: 277-281 pdf

WSC (2022) World Spider Catalog. Version 23.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (21.01.2022) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

10-03-2019 Datasheet update Detail
04-10-2018 Image insert
04-10-2018 Distribution update Detail