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

Tenuiphantes monachus  (Simon, 1884)


Prosoma yellow-brownish. Legs yellowish. Opisthosoma blackish.

Body length male: 2.2-2.6 mm
Body length female: 2.5-3.1 mm
Additional information

high alpine species

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Distribution comment: Record from Italy doubtful (Pantini & Isaia 2018), therefore removed; North Macedonia: doubtful
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Alps (France, Switzerland, Austria), North Macedonia
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Austria   (no references) ||| Bulgaria  Removed (Naumova et al., 2021) ||| France   (no references) ||| North Macedonia   (no references) ||| Switzerland   (no references) |||

Naumova M, Blagoev G, Deltshev D (2021) Fifty spider species new to the Bulgarian fauna, with a review of some dubious species (Arachnida: Araneae). Zootaxa 4984: 228-257 pdf

Nikolić F, Polenec A (1981) Catalogus Faunae Jugoslaviae. III/4. Aranea. Cons. Acad. Scient. Publ. Soc. Foed. Jug. 135 pp. pdf

Pantini P, Isaia M (2018) Checklist of the Italian spiders (version June 2018). pdf

Schenkel E (1929) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der schweizerischen Spinnenfauna. IV. Teil. Spinnen von Bedretto. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 36: 1-24 pdf

Thaler K (1984c) Weitere Lepthyphantes-Arten der mughi-Gruppe aus den Alpen (Arachnida: Aranei, Linyphiidae) Revue Suisse de Zoologie 91: 913-924 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

10-06-2021 Distribution insert Detail
16-05-2020 Image insert
29-12-2014 Distribution update Detail