Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Lepthyphantes  Menge, 1866   46 species

Lepthyphantes leprosus  (Ohlert, 1865)

Description

Male palp with serrated end of lamella. Epigyne with broadened terminal part of visible scapus. Rounded lateral processes of inner part of scapus strongly projecting from epigynal groove. Prosoma light brown, with black margin. Legs yellow-brown, vaguely annulated. Opisthosoma yellowish grey with dark pattern.

Body length male: 2.5-3.5 mm
Body length female: 2.5-6 mm
Additional information

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Frequency: frequent in buildings, more rare in natural habitats

Character states from linyphiid key
Distribution
  Presence
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2018): North America, Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, Russia (Europe to Far East), Kazakhstan. Introduced to Chile
Phenology
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References

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Updates
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15-10-2013 Distribution update Old value
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28-04-2013 Distribution update Old value