Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Porrhomma  Simon, 1884   15 species

Porrhomma microcavense  Wunderlich, 1990


Prosoma width female: 0.72 mm, prosoma width male: 0.8 mm. Femur I male: 0.95 mm long.

Body length male: 2.1 mm
Body length female: 2.0 - 2.2 mm
Additional information

In damp, open locations next to wood (forest edges, meadows), perhaps microcavernicolous

Troglophile species (Mammola et al. 2018)

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Czechia, Slovakia, Russia (Europe)
 male  female

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

Helsdingen P J van, IJland S (2011) Porrhomma microcavense Wunderlich, 1990 (Araneae, Linyphiidae) new for the Netherlands. Nieuwsbrief SPINED 31: 23-26 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

Růžička V (2018) A review of the spider genus Porrhomma (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Zootaxa 4481: 1-75 pdf

Thaler K, Buchar J, Kubcová L (2003) Neue Funde von zwei Porrhomma-Arten in Zentraleuropa (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 46: 173-175 pdf

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.01.2019) doi: 10.24436/2

Wunderlich J (1990) Porrhomma microcavense n. sp. aus Deutschland (Arachnida: Araneae: Linyphiidae). Entomologische Zeitschrift 100: 164-168 pdf

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