Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevitch, 2001   66 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
Distribution comment: Turkey: misidentified (Bosmans et al. 2019c)
Global distribution (WSC 2024): Alps (Germany, Austria, Italy)
 male  female
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) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

Bosmans R, Van Keer J, Russell-Smith A, Hadjiconstantis M, Komnenov M, Bosselaers J, Huber S, McCowan D, Snazell R, Decae A, Zoumides C, Kielhorn K-H, Oger P (2019c) Spiders of Cyprus (Araneae). A catalogue of all currently known species from Cyprus. Newsletter of the Belgian Arachnological Society 34, Suppl. 1: 1-173 pdf

Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S, Coşar İ (2024) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2024 [last updated 01 January 2024], online at pdf

Heimer S, Nentwig W (1991) Spinnen Mitteleuropas. Paul Parey Berlin pdf

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

Pekár S, Svatoň J, Thomka V (1999) Reconsideration of Lepthyphantes montanus Kulczyński, 1898 and Lepthyphantes milleri Staręga, 1972 (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 254-256 pdf

Thaler K (1973b) Über vier wenig bekannte Leptyphantes-Arten der Alpen (Arachnida, Aranei, Linyphiidae). Archives des Sciences, Genève 25: 289-308 pdf

WSC (2024) World Spider Catalog. Version 25.0. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.01.2024) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf

Wunderlich J (1969) Zur Spinnenfauna Deutschlands, IX. Beschreibung seltener oder bisher unbekannter Arten (Arachnida: Araneae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 50: 381-393 pdf

13-11-2019 Distribution update Detail
18-02-2014 Image insert
07-01-2014 Distribution update Detail