Lepthyphantes minutus, copyright AfroBrazilian.

Belongs within: Linyphiidae.

Lepthyphantes is a diverse genus of small spiders.

Characters (from here): Legs long and thin, tibia I about 10× width; femur I without dorsal bristles; tibia I with lateral bristle; metatarsus I with dorsal bristle; tibia IV with two dorsal bristles. Embolus very short; paracymbium complex. Epigyne complex; scapus folded.

<==Lepthyphantes Menge 1866 TS06
    |--L. angulatus (Cambridge 1881) K02
    |--L. cristatus RKD02
    |--L. ericaeus (Blackwall 1853) BH02
    |--L. flavipes V09
    |--L. hamifer Simon 1884 TS06
    |--L. improbulus Simon 1979 RL11
    |--L. insignis Cambridge 1913 BH02
    |--L. leprosus V09
    |--L. luteipes (Koch 1879) MKD01
    |--L. mengei Kulczynski 1887 K02
    |--L. minutus (Blackwall 1833) SL14
    |--L. nanus SS02
    |--L. obscurus BV00
    |--L. pallidus (Cambridge 1871) BH02
    |--L. pinicola Simon 1884 TS06 [incl. L. tauricola Strand 1910 J98]
    |--L. spelaeorum Kulczynski 1914 UO05
    |--L. taczanowskii (P.-Cambridge 1873) MKD01
    |--L. tenuis (Blackwall 1852) SS02
    |--L. uzbekistanicus Tanasevitch 1983 TS06
    |--L. zebra JVHN90
    `--L. zimmermanni IR05

*Type species of generic name indicated


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[BH02] Bell, J. R., A. J. Haughton, N. D. Boatman & A. Wilcox. 2002. Do incremental increases of the herbicide glyphosate have indirect consequences for spider communities? Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 288–297.

[IR05] Idris, A. B., & A. Rizki. 2005. Notes on the tribe Ephialtini (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Pimplinae) of Malaysia. Serangga 10 (1–2): 111–126.

[J98] Jäger, P. 1998. Das Typenmaterial der Spinnentiere (Arachnida: Acari, Amblypygi, Araneae, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones, Scorpiones, Uropygi) aus dem Museum Wiesbaden. Jahrbuecher des Nassauischen Vereins fuer Naturkunde 119: 81–91.

[JVHN90] Jennings, D. T., W. M. Vander Haegen & A. M. Narahara. 1990. A sampling of forest-floor spiders (Araneae) by expellant, Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge, Maine. Journal of Arachnology 18: 173–180.

[K02] Koponen, S. 2002. Ground-living spiders in bogs in northern Europe. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 262–267.

[MKD01] Marusik, Y. M., S. Koponen & S. N. Danilov. 2001. Taxonomic and faunistic notes on linyphiids of Transbaikalia and South Siberia (Araneae, Linyphiidae). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 12 (2): 83–92.

[RKD02] Relys, V., S. Koponen & D. Dapkus. 2002. Annual differences and species turnover in peat bog spider communities. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 416–424.

[RL11] Růžička, V., V. Laška, J. Mikula & I. H. Tuf. 2011. Morphological adaptations of Porrhoma spiders (Araneae: Linyphiidae) inhabiting soil. Journal of Arachnology 39 (2): 355–257.

[SL14] Samu, F., G. Lengyel, É. Szita, A. Bidló & P. Ódor. 2014. The effect of forest stand characteristics on spider diversity and species composition in deciduous-coniferous mixed forests. Journal of Arachnology 42 (2): 135–141.

[SS02] Samu, F., & C. Szinetár. 2002. On the nature of agrobiont spiders. Journal of Arachnology 30 (2): 389–402.

[TS06] Tanasevitch, A. V., & M. I. Saaristo. 2006. Reassessment of the Nepalese species of the genus Lepthyphantes Menge s. l. with descriptions of new Micronetinae genera and species (Araneae, Linyphiidae, Micronetinae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 86 (1): 11–38.

[UO05] Ubick, D., & R. Ozimec. 2005. On the harvestman genus Lola Kratochvíl (Opiliones: Laniatores). Natura Croatica 14 (3): 161–174.

[V09] Verdcourt, B. (ed.) 2009. Additions to the Wild Fauna and Flora of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. XXVI. Miscellaneous records. Kew Bulletin 64 (1): 183–194.

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