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
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Alps (France, Switzerland, Austria), North Macedonia
Distribution List
Austria   ( no references ) ||| France   ( no references ) ||| North Macedonia   ( no references ) ||| Switzerland   ( no references ) |||

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

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

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 (1984b) Weitere Lepthyphantes-Arten der mughi-Gruppe aus den Alpen (Arachnida: Aranei, Linyphiidae) Revue Suisse Zool 91: 913-924

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

29-12-2014 Distribution update Detail