Linyphiidae: Lepthyphantes Menge, 1866

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The traditional genus Lepthyphantes s.l. has been split into several other genera. Please see also: Abiskoa, Flagelliphantes, Formiphantes, Improphantes, Incestophantes, Ipa, Mansuphantes, Megalepthyphantes, Midia, Mughipanthes, Obscuriphantes, Oryphantes, Palliduphantes, Piniphantes, and Tenuiphantes.

 

Paracymbium serrated at posterior margin; pedipalp with large distal claw; scapus tongue-shaped

Midia midas (Simon, 1884)

- Different

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Prosoma behind posterior median eyes with robust spur, at least as long as bristles on legs, reaching beyond head part anteriorly; male pedipalp and epigyne as fig.; body length ± 1.7 mm

Mughiphantes cornutus (Schenkel, 1927)

- Prosoma without spur, at most with a bristle; body length greater or equal 2.0mm (males sometimes slightly smaller, ca. 1.7 mm)

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Metatarsus I with more than one bristle

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- Metatarsus I with one bristle

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Metatarsus dorsally and laterally always with bristles; tibia and patella of male pedipalp dorsally with robust bristle, often spine-like on patella; embolus semicircular; scapus of epigyne large, often longer than wide

nebulosus-group

- Bristles on metatarsus mostly less pronounced; tibia and patella of male pedipalp dorsally with very thin bristle; embolus not semicircular; scapus small, as broad as long or broader than long

mughi-group

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Tibia I with ventral bristles

mughi-group

- Tibia I without ventral bristles

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Trichobothria on metatarsus I at 0.83-0.86; male pedipalp with dorsal hump on cymbium and long lamella

Obscuriphantes obscurus (Blackwall, 1841)

- Trichobothria on metatarsus I at 0.12-0.31

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Opisthosoma black with metallic sheen, dorsally often with 2-4 pairs of bright white spots

keyserlingi-group

- Different

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Opisthosoma dorsally with a double row of light spots and light lateral stripes (often partly reduced), but always with light transverse stripe above spinnerets

tenuis-group

- Opisthosoma without or with indistinct spots, without lateral stripes

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Dorsal bristle on male pedipalp patella stouter than tibial bristle; terminal part of folded scapus pronounced, narrower than scapus, with depression

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- Dorsal bristle on male pedipalp patella weaker than tibial bristle; epigyne with scapus, without distinctly marked off terminal part

pallidus-Gruppe

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Male pedipalp with small lamella, simply pointed, with two tips or truncated; epigyne circular or anchor-shaped

mansuetus-group

- Male pedipalp with large conspicuous lamella, mostly longer than cymbium and with several teeth; scapus of epigyne different but mostly with pronounced anterior part and lateral parts

angulatus-group

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Further species

Pedipalp and paracymbium as figs.; Lapland, Siberia

Decipiphantes decipiens (L. Koch, 1879)

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Lapland, Siberia

Flagelliphantes bergstromi (Schenkel, 1931)

Further taxa

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1. Lepthyphantes abditus Tanasevitch, 1986

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2. Lepthyphantes aegeus Caporiacco, 1948

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3. Lepthyphantes aelleni Denis, 1957

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4. Lepthyphantes albuloides (O. Pickard-Cambridge, 1872)

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5. Lepthyphantes almoravidus Barrientos, 2020

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6. Lepthyphantes balearicus Denis, 1961

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7. Lepthyphantes beroni Deltshev, 1979

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8. Lepthyphantes beshkovi Deltshev, 1979

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9. Lepthyphantes bidentatus Hormiga & Ribera, 1990

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10. Lepthyphantes biospeleologorum Barrientos, 2020

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11. Lepthyphantes brignolianus Deltshev, 1979

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12. Lepthyphantes carlittensis Denis, 1952

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13. Lepthyphantes centromeroides Kulczyński, 1914

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14. Lepthyphantes centromeroides carpaticus Dumitrescu & Georgescu, 1970

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15. Lepthyphantes christodeltshev van Helsdingen, 2009

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16. Lepthyphantes cruentatus Tanasevitch, 1987

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17. Lepthyphantes encaustus (Becker, 1879)

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18. Lepthyphantes ensifer Barrientos, 2020

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19. Lepthyphantes fadriquei Barrientos, 2020

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20. Lepthyphantes gadesi Fage, 1931

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21. Lepthyphantes hamifer Simon, 1884

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22. Lepthyphantes ibericus Ribera, 1981

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23. Lepthyphantes imazigheni Barrientos, 2020

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24. Lepthyphantes kratochvili Fage, 1945

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25. Lepthyphantes lamellatus Barrientos, 2020

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26. Lepthyphantes leknizii Barrientos, 2020

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27. Lepthyphantes leucopygius Denis, 1939

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28. Lepthyphantes luteipes (L. Koch, 1879)

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29. Lepthyphantes magnesiae Brignoli, 1979

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30. Lepthyphantes meillonae Denis, 1953

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31. Lepthyphantes messapicus Caporiacco, 1939

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32. Lepthyphantes opilio Simon, 1929

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33. Lepthyphantes phallifer Fage, 1931

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34. Lepthyphantes rossitsae Dimitrov, 2018

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35. Lepthyphantes sasi Barrientos, 2020

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36. Lepthyphantes taza Tanasevitch, 2014

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37. Lepthyphantes todillus Simon, 1929

world38. Lepthyphantes afer (Simon, 1913)
world39. Lepthyphantes ajoti Bosmans, 1991
world40. Lepthyphantes brevihamatus Bosmans, 1985
world41. Lepthyphantes dilutus (Thorell, 1875)
world42. Lepthyphantes emarginatus Fage, 1931
world43. Lepthyphantes exvaginatus Deeleman-Reinhold, 1984
world44. Lepthyphantes longihamatus Bosmans, 1985
world45. Lepthyphantes longipedis Tanasevitch, 2014
world46. Lepthyphantes maurusius Brignoli, 1978
world47. Lepthyphantes nitidior Simon, 1929
world48. Lepthyphantes pieltaini Machado, 1940
world49. Lepthyphantes sardous Gozo, 1908
world50. Lepthyphantes strinatii Hubert, 1970
world51. Lepthyphantes venereus Simon, 1913