Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2001   46 species

Palliduphantes montanus  (Kulczyński, 1898)


Male palp with 2 approximately equally large branches on end of lamella. Epigyne deeply indented distally at upper part of scapus. Lobes of scapus approximately as wide as epigynal lobes. Prosoma yellow-brown. Legs yellow-brown. Opisthosoma light grey with bright pattern.

Body length male: 1.8-2 mm
Body length female: 1.6-2 mm
Additional information

in moss and fallen leaves, eastern Alps

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2019): Germany, Austria, Italy, Turkey
 male  female

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18-02-2014 Image insert
07-01-2014 Distribution update Old value