Dictynidae  O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1871 / Altella  Simon, 1884   5 species

Altella biuncata  (Miller, 1949)


Male palp with characteristically shaped tibial apophysis. Prosoma dark brown, rarely yellow-brown, eye region and margin slightly darkened. Sternum yellow-brown, with darker margin. Chelicerae light brown. Legs light brown, male metatarsus I with 2 short, strong prickles getting claw-like curved towards their apex, female metatarsus I ventrally only with thin distal thorn.

Body length male: 1.5 mm
Body length female: 1.6 mm
Additional information

on low plants or under stones at sunny locations

Frequency: Very rarely found

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Global distribution (WSC 2020): Central Europe
 male  female
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| Czechia   ( no references ) ||| Germany   ( no references ) ||| Italy   ( Pantini & Isaia, 2019; ) ||| Poland   ( no references ) ||| Romania   ( no references ) ||| Slovakia   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) |||

Braun R (1964) Über einige Spinnen aus Tirol, Österreich (Arach., Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 45: 151-160

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

Miller F (1949) The new spiders from the serpentine rocky heath mear Mohelno (Moravia occ.). Ent Listy 12: 88-98

Miller F (1971) Pavouci-Araneida In: Daniel M & Cerny V. (Hrsg.) Klic zvireny CSSR, Dil. IV. Ceskoslovenska Akademie Ved, Prag: 51-306

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

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