Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Mughiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1999   28 species

Mughiphantes handschini  (Schenkel, 1919)


Male palp with 2 parallel tips on end of lamella. Paracymbium complex, ventrally strongly protruding, transverse branch bar-shaped, terminal branch tongue-shaped. Epigyne with visible part of scapus angular, at least two times wider than long. Prosoma brownish to blackish. Legs yellowish-brown. Opisthosoma blackish with bright pattern.

Body length male: 2.5-3 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3 mm
Additional information

under stones in grass heathland and lower nival zone, 1900-2900 m

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2021): Alps (France, Switzerland, Italy)
Distribution List
France   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2019) the online catalog of Italian spiders, with addenda on other arachnid orders occurring in Italy (Arachnida: Araneae, Opiliones, Palpigradi, Pseudoscorpionida, Scorpiones, Solifugae). Fragmenta Entomologica 51: 127-152 pdf

Thaler K (1982a) Weitere wenig bekannte Lepthyphantes-Arten der Alpen (Arachnida: Aranei, Linyphiidae). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 89: 395-417 pdf

WSC (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

18-06-2020 Distribution update Detail