Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Bolephthyphantes  Strand, 1901   2 species

Bolephthyphantes index  (Thorell, 1856)

Description

Cymbium with hump on base. Paracymbium with broad, robust process on the terminal part. Epigyne with broad process of anterior epigynal plate, posteriorly with 2 lobes. Prosoma yellow-brown, with dark median band and margin. Sternum yellowish grey-brown. Chelicerae light yellow. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma dark grey, dorsally with numerous white spots, sometimes with vague dark pattern.

Body length male: 2.3-3 mm
Body length female: 2.3-3.4 mm
Additional information

on tree roots, in crevices in the mountains

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Greenland, Europe, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan
Phenology
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Figures
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Czechia   (no references) ||| Estonia   (no references) ||| Finland   (Koponen et al., 2016) ||| France   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Iceland   (Agnarsson, 1996) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Norway   (Aakra & Hauge, 2003) ||| Poland   (no references) ||| Romania   (no references) ||| Russia, Central   (no references) ||| Russia, Eastern   (no references) ||| Russia, Northern   (no references) ||| Russia, Western   (no references) ||| Spain   (Branco et al., 2019) ||| Sweden   (Kronestedt, 2001) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||
References

Aakra K, Hauge E (2003) Checklist of Norwegian spiders (Arachnida: Araneae), including Svalbard and Jan Mayen. Norwegian Journal of Entomology 50: 109-129 pdf

Agnarsson I (1996) Íslenskar köngulær Fjölrit Náttúrufræðistofnunar 31: 1-175 pdf

Branco V V, Morano E, Cardoso P (2019) An update to the Iberian spider checklist (Araneae). [N.B.: few records from this paper are not taken over and not commented] Zootaxa 4614: 201-254 pdf

Komnenov M (2017) New data on spider fauna (Araneae) of Shar Mountain, north-western Macedonia. Proceedings of the 5th Congress of the Ecologists of Macedonia, with international participation (Ohrid, 19th-22nd October 2016). Special issues of the Macedonian Ecological Society 13: 44-61 pdf

Koponen S, Fritzén N R, Pajunen T (2016) Checklist of spiders in Finland (Araneae). 6th version, December 2016, online at http://biolcoll.utu.fi/arach/checklist_of_spiders_in_Finland.htm pdf

Kronestedt T (2001) Checklist of Spiders (Araneae) in Sweden [Preliminary version February 2001] pdf

Løvbrekke H (unpubl.)

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

Růžička V (2000) Spiders (Araneae) of two valleys in the Krkonose mts. (Czech Republic). Ekológia (Bratislava) 19, Suppl. 3: 235-244 pdf

Wiehle H (1956) Spinnentiere oder Arachnoidea, X. 28: Familie Linyphiidae-Baldachinspinnen. Die Tierwelt Deutschlands 44: 1-337 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2020) World Spider Catalog. Version 21.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at http://wsc.nmbe.ch (20.03.2020) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Updates
06-01-2019 Distribution update Detail