Linyphiidae  Blackwall, 1859 / Metopobactrus  Simon, 1884   8 species

Metopobactrus nodicornis  Schenkel, 1927

Tibial apophysis bluntly rounded. Prosoma brown-black, shiny with indistinct radial stripes. Female: eye field bulged at an obtuse angle. Male: eye field with slantingly projecting frontal process. Sternum brown-black, shiny with indistinct radial stripes. Opisthosoma blackish. Body length male: 1.7 mm
Body length female: 2.0 mm
Additional information
biology unknown, Alps, higher mountain levels

Frequency: Very rarely found

Character states from linyphiid key
  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2020): Switzerland, Austria

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

Thaler K (1976b) Two remarkable relict Arachnids from northern Italy:  Sabacon simoni Dresco (Opiliones: Ischyropsalididae), Louisfaga rupicola (Simon) (Araneae: Tetragnathidae?). Bull Br Arachnol Soc 3 (8): 205-210

World Spider Catalog (2019) World Spider Catalog, version 20.5. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (20.09.2019) doi: 10.24436/2