Cybaeidae  Banks, 1892 / Cryphoeca  Thorell, 1870   8 species

Cryphoeca lichenum  L. Koch, 1876


Tibial apophysis bipartite, robust. Embolus very thin. Vulva with convoluted entrance ducts. Prosoma yellowish-brown, eye region darker. Legs yellowish-brown, with faint rings. Opisthosoma blackish, dorsally with brighter median spot.

Body length male: 3-4 mm
Body length female: 3-4 mm
Additional information

Under stones and moss in open, subalpine forests

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Germany, Austria
 male  female
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( no references ) |||

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

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 (1978b) Die Gattung Cryphoeca in den Alpen (Arachnida, Aranei, Agelenidae). Zoologischer Anzeiger 200: 334-346 pdf

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