Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Palliduphantes  Saaristo & Tanasevtich, 2001   63 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 2022): Alps (Germany, Austria, Italy)
 male  female
Distribution List
Austria   (no references) ||| Germany   (no references) ||| Italy   (Pantini & Isaia, 2019) |||

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Danışman T, Kunt K B, Özkütük R S (2021a) The checklist of the spiders of Turkey. Version 2021 [last updated 1 January 2021], 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 Kulczynski, 1898 and Lepthyphantes milleri Starega, 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 (2021) World Spider Catalog. Version 22.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (22.09.2021) 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