Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Asthenargus  Simon & Fage, 1922   9 species

Asthenargus helveticus  Schenkel, 1936


Tibial apophysis semicircularly bent. Prosoma light yellow, without elevated head region. Legs yellow.

Body length male: 1.3-1.5 mm

Epigynal plate reaching only somewhat beyond epigastric furrow.

Body length female: 1.3-1.6 mm
Additional information

in soil layer of forests, 280-1700 m

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Germany, Poland, Czechia, Switzerland, Austria, Italy
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Austria   (Thaler, 1969) ||| Czechia   (Růžička & Řezáč, 2022a) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| Poland   (Rozwałka & Stanska, 2008) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

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

Miller F (1938a) Novi pavouci (Araneae) z Ceskoslovenska, I [Neue Spinnen (Araneae) aus der Čechoslovakischen Republik. I]. Entomologické Listy, Brno 1: 61-66 pdf

Millidge A F (1977) The conformation of the male palpal organs of linyphiid spiders, and its application to the taxonomic and phylogenetic analysis of the family (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 1-60 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

Rozwałka R, Stanska M (2008) Check-list of spiders (Araneae) of Poland. 1. December 2008. online at pdf

Růžička V, Řezáč M (2022a) Seznam pavouků České republiky. List of spiders of the Czech Republic. Online at and pdf

Schenkel E (1936) Kleine Beiträge zur Spinnenkunde. II. Teil. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 43: 307-333 pdf

Schenkel E (1939) Beitrag zur Spinnenkunde. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 46: 95-114 pdf

Thaler K (1969) Über einige wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus Tirol (Arachn., Araneae, Erigonidae). Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 57: 195-219 pdf

Thaler K (1978a) Über wenig bekannte Zwergspinnen aus den Alpen, V (Arachnida: Aranei, Erigonidae). Beiträge zur Entomologie 28: 183-200 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

06-05-2024 Image insert
31-03-2023 Distribution update Detail