Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Tenuiphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 1996   25 species

Tenuiphantes jacksoni  (Schenkel, 1925)


Male palp with divergent tips of lamella. Paracymbium with tooth on transverse branch. Prosoma dark brown. Legs clay-yellow. Opisthosoma yellowish grey with black chevrons.

Body length male: 1.9-2.5 mm
Body length female: 1.9-2.5 mm
Additional information

mainly above 2000 m a.s.l.

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Spain is Tenuiphantes cantabropyrenaeus (Bosmans & Castro 2016). Records based only on females are doubtful (Balkans, Turkey).
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Alps (Switzerland, Italy), Balkans?, Turkey?
 male  female

Blagoev G, Deltshev C, Lazarov S, Naumova M (2018) The spiders (Araneae) of Bulgaria. Version: August 2018. National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Online at (accessed on 10.9.2018)

Bosmans R, Castro A (2016) Tenuiphantes cantabropyrenaeus n. sp., a new Cantabro-Pyrenean spider species (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Arachnology 17(1): 43-46

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

Helsdingen P J van (2010a) Araneae. In: Fauna Europaea Database (Version 2010.1), online at

Komnenov M (2014) Spider fauna of the Osogovo Mt. Range, Northeastern Macedonia. Fauna Balkana 2: 1-267

Tampucci D, Azzoni R S, Boracchi P, Citterio C, Compostella C, Diolaiuti G, Isaia M, Marano G, Smiraglia C, Gobbi M, Caccianiga M (2017) Debris-covered glaciers as habitat for plant and arthropod species: Environmental framework and colonization patterns. Ecological Complexity 32A: 42-52 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

13-01-2020 Distribution update Old value
01-08-2017 Datasheet update Old value
01-08-2017 Distribution update Old value